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Definition of "cirque" [cirque]

  • A steep bowl-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Also called cwm. (noun)
  • A ring; a circle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cirque" in a sentence
  • "The show is distinctive from other "cirque" - style entertainment in that the dancers, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists, share the stage with a live orchestra."
  • "Paramount in Garuda's approach to "the cirque" is the use of technology."
  • "In the visually creative "cirque" style, but with more of a Broadway feel."