Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: acro|bat¦ics
Pronunciation: /akrəˈbatɪks

Definition of acrobatics in English:

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
Spectacular gymnastic feats.
Example sentences
  • Instead of sitting in lessons the whole school has been playing a host of games including football, rugby, acrobatics and kung fu.
  • At intervals throughout the show are astounding displays of gymnastics and acrobatics by talented women artistes.
  • It will be the kind of aerial skills, acrobatics, juggling and mask work most of us don't see outside of the Edinburgh Festival.
gymnastics, gymnastic feats, gymnastic skills, tumbling, balancing, nimbleness;
tightrope walking, rope walking, wire walking;
stunts, agility, skill

Definition of acrobatics in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…