An entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic feats.
More 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.
early 19th century: from French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs, from akrobatos 'walking on tiptoe', from akron 'tip' + bainein 'to walk'.