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acrobat

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Pronunciation: /ˈakrəbat
 
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Definition of acrobat in English:

noun

An entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic feats.
Example sentences
  • The Moscow State Circus is famous worldwide thanks to its spectacular displays from acrobats, clowns, gymnasts, trapeze artists and lots more.
  • The play itself begins at 8: 30 p.m., but the spectacle begins at 7: 30 with a team of acrobats performing death-defying feats.
  • Both were, of course, memorable events which used spectacular fireworks, acrobats, singers, dancers and musicians to showcase the city to the world.
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Origin

early 19th century: from French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs, from akrobatos 'walking on tiptoe', from akron 'tip' + bainein 'to walk'.

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