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Definition of "pirouette" [pir•ou•ette]

  • A full turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot in ballet. (noun)
  • To execute a pirouette. (verb-intransitive)

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 "pirouette" in a sentence
  • "When a child at play stands on its head with its heels self-balanced in the air, making itself a pyramid instead of cutting a pirouette, that is, in the language of mothers and nurses, _far la"
  • "He twirled in a kind of pirouette to evade an oncoming attack, then jumped to perform a spin kick."
  • "Harry doubled up with silent laughter as Crabbe did a kind of pirouette in midair, trying to see who had thrown it."