pirouette

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Pirouette

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pirouette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pirouette (plural pirouettes)

  1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.
  2. The whirling about of a horse.

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Verb[edit]

pirouette (third-person singular simple present pirouettes, present participle pirouetting, simple past and past participle pirouetted)

  1. (intransitive) To perform a pirouette; to whirl on the toes, like a dancer.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VIII:
      [...] I came down like a sack of coals. The pulse was rapid, the blood pressure high, and for awhile the Blue Room pirouetted about me like an adagio dancer.

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of pirouelle, perhaps after girouette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pirouette f (plural pirouettes)

  1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing.
  2. (sports, equestrians) A whirling volt movement made by a horse.

Verb[edit]

pirouette

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pirouetter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of pirouetter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of pirouetter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of pirouetter
  5. second-person singular imperative of pirouetter

External links[edit]