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pirouette

División en sílabas: pir·ou·ette
Pronunciación: /ˌpirəˈwet
 
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Definición de pirouette en inglés:

sustantivo

chiefly Ballet
1An act of spinning on one foot, typically with the raised foot touching the knee of the supporting leg.
Example sentences
  • By the end of that week, I could consistently execute quadruple pirouettes to both right and left.
  • In classical ballet pirouettes are executed on pointe, as are arabesques.
  • Laurie, in her ecstatic state, executed a pirouette, and began to sing in earnest.
Sinónimos
spin, twirl, whirl, turn, twizzle
1.1A movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse makes a circle by pivoting on a hind leg while cantering.
Example sentences
  • The horse needs sufficient impulsion for the work that is being asked of him, i.e. cantering a 20 metre circle requires much less impulsion than performing a canter pirouette.
  • They got a bit bogged down near the end of the performance during a final pirouette in piaffe, but overall featured a strong technique.
  • The trainer, unfazed by Dansk's apparent aggression, manages to persuade the animal to kneel, walks on its backside and performs pirouettes.

verbo

[no object] Volver al principio  
Perform a pirouette.
Example sentences
  • She twirled and pirouetted with her arms outstretched to catch the gliding snowflakes.
  • The tenor saxophonist wore his baseball hat backwards as he pirouetted and moonwalked across the front of the stage.
  • Laughing like a child, Noel made the boxers dance, pirouetting lightly across the carpet.
Sinónimos
spin around, twirl, whirl, turn around, revolve, pivot

Origen

mid 17th century: from French, literally 'spinning top', of unknown ultimate origin.

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