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ˌpɪr uˈɛtpirou·ette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pirouette(verb)

    (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)

  2. pirouette(verb)

    do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

Wiktionary

  1. pirouette(Noun)

    A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.

  2. pirouette(Noun)

    The whirling about of a horse.

  3. pirouette(Verb)

    To perform a pirouette; to whirl on the toes, like a dancer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pirouette(noun)

    a whirling or turning on the toes in dancing

  2. Pirouette(noun)

    the whirling about of a horse

  3. Pirouette(verb)

    to perform a pirouette; to whirl, like a dancer

  4. Origin: [F.; of uncertain origin.]

Freebase

  1. Pirouette

    A Pirouette is a French word for the Ballet reference, "to whirl about." A pirouette is a two-track lateral movement asked of a horse in dressage, in which the animal makes a circle with its front end around a smaller circle made by the hind end. Specifically, the front legs and outside hind leg should travel around the inside hind leg, with the horse remaining slightly bent in the direction of travel. From the part of the rider it needs "much practice in collecting and balancing the horse and in using the aids correctly." The horse may perform the movement at the walk or canter, although the pirouette at the walk is more commonly called the turn on the haunches. It "can also be executed at piaffe." As in all dressage, the horse should remain relaxed, engaged, and responsive, with the poll as the highest point. Ideally, the pirouette will be almost in-place, although many horses perform a slightly larger pirouette. A pirouette may be performed either as a 360-degree turn, 270 degrees, or 180-degrees. Some dressage tests call for two full pirouettes in a row.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pirouette

    pir-ōō-et′, n. a wheeling about, esp. in dancing: the whirling round of a horse on the same ground.—v.i. to execute a pirouette. [Fr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pirouette in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pirouette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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