Definition of cabriole in English:

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cabriole

Pronunciation: /ˈkabrēˌōl/

noun

Ballet
A jump in which one leg is extended into the air forward or backward, the other is brought up to meet it, and the dancer lands on the second foot.
Example sentences
  • He imbued every movement with emotion, from high-flying cabrioles to the sweep of a cloak, at one moment reaching out to the audience as if to implore their help.
  • She thunderstruck the audience with her grounded, undulating attack and startling series of parallel, tilted cabrioles.
  • You'd see a double cabriole and next day you'd go into the studio and think, if he could do this then I'll try!

Origin

French, literally 'light leap', from cabrioler (earlier caprioler), from Italian capriolare 'to leap in the air' (see capriole).

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Syllabification: cab·ri·ole

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