What does tightrope walking mean?

Definitions for tightrope walking
tightrope walk·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tightrope walking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. funambulism, tightrope walkingnoun

    walking on a tightrope or slack rope


  1. tightrope walkingnoun

    the acrobatic feat of walking on a tightrope


  1. Tightrope walking

    Tightrope walking, also called funambulism, is the skill of walking along a thin wire or rope. It has a long tradition in various countries and is commonly associated with the circus. Other skills similar to tightrope walking include slack rope walking and slacklining.


  1. tightrope walking

    Tightrope walking is a type of acrobatic or performance art where an individual walks along a thin wire or rope that is stretched elevated off the ground. Balancing is maintained by the use of a long flexible pole or sometimes by bare hands, and most performers use safety measures such as a safety net or harness. This act is often seen in traditional circus performances, street performances, or high-wire acts.


  1. Tightrope walking

    Tightrope walking is the art of walking along a thin wire or rope, usually at a great height. One or more artists perform in front of an audience. ⁕Tightwire is the art of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points. It can be done either using a balancing tool or "freehand", using only one's body to maintain balance. Typically, tightwire performances will fall into one of two distinct types of acts: dance/movement or object manipulation. It is common for tightwire artists to include a variety of props in their acts, such as clubs or rings, hats or canes in order to help them maintain their balance. Other artists will take props onto the wire in order to enhance the entertainment value. These often include juggling clubs, spinning plates, wheelbarrows with passengers, ladders, pets and children. ⁕Highwire is the same as tight wire but at much greater height. Although there is no official height when tight wire becomes high wire, generally a wire over twenty feet high will be regarded as a high wire act. Traditionally, the difference is in style of performance. Slackwire artist catching juggling torches

Matched Categories

How to pronounce tightrope walking?

How to say tightrope walking in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightrope walking in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightrope walking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


Find a translation for the tightrope walking definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tightrope walking." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tightrope+walking>.

Discuss these tightrope walking definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for tightrope walking? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    tightrope walking

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    the official who holds an office
    A proprietary
    B incumbent
    C appellative
    D ectomorphic

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tightrope walking: