Definition of figure skating in English:

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figure skating

Pronunciation: /ˈfiɡyər ˌskādiNG/


The competitive sport of ice skating in prescribed patterns (figures) and choreographed free skating.


figure skater

Pronunciation: /ˈfiɡyər ˌskādər/
Example sentences
  • Nobody else in my family is a figure skater but I have two other cousins who play hockey.
  • I gave the news to my parents about my desire to become a figure skater right away.
  • However, if the same thing happens to an inline figure skater, she/he will most likely fall flat on their face - very quickly.

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Syllabification: fig·ure skat·ing

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