Thursday, 20 September 2012

Entry: pirouettic (adj.)

In context: "Pacing gradually faster, the turns becoming pirouettic."

Definition: From pirouette (n. / v.):

Dressage. A full circle move by a horse pivoting on a hind leg while walking or cantering.

and

An act of spinning round on one foot or on the points of the toes, as performed by a ballet dancer, etc. Also more generally: a rapid whirl of the body.



Other:

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Page: 459

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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