contortionism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contortion +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

contortionism (uncountable)

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  1. An acrobatic display involving the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.
    • 2009 April 3, Ben Shpigel, “The Mets’ Players Are Eager to Unwrap Ballpark’s Goodies”, in New York Times[1]:
      On days at Shea Stadium last season when he did not pitch, Mike Pelfrey retreated to the clubhouse to show off his hidden talent: contortionism.
    • 2014, Amber O'Connor, 105 Stretching Exercises for Women
      Because most stretching exercises involve no amazing feat of contortionism, they can be performed by anyone []