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leotard

Line breaks: leo|tard
Pronunciation: /ˈliːətɑːd
 
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Definition of leotard in English:

noun

A close-fitting one-piece garment, made of a stretchy fabric, which covers a person’s body from the shoulders to the top of the thighs, worn by dancers or people exercising indoors: she worked out in her black leotard
More example sentences
  • Her wavy hair was pulled back into a high ponytail, and a tank top covered her leotard.
  • Lisa walked into the gym, dressed in a leotard and sweats, her hair in a messy ponytail.
  • Her face and neck are moist with sweat, and she has pulled a pink practice tutu over her leotard and tights.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Jules Léotard (1839–70), French trapeze artist.

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