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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pirouette.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɪ.ɹʊˈɛt/, /ˌpɪ.ɹuːˈɛt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɪ.ɹəˈwɛt/, /ˌpɪ.ɹuːˈɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

NounEdit

pirouette (plural pirouettes)

  1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.
  2. The whirling about of a horse.

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VerbEdit

pirouette (third-person singular simple present pirouettes, present participle pirouetting, simple past and past participle pirouetted)

  1. (intransitive) To perform a pirouette; to whirl on the toes, like a dancer.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VIII:
      I came down like a sack of coals. The pulse was rapid, the blood pressure high, and for awhile the Blue Room pirouetted about me like an adagio dancer.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pirouette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpi.ruˈɛ.tə/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧rou‧et‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə

NounEdit

pirouette f (plural pirouettes or pirouetten)

  1. pirouette

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of pirouelle, perhaps after girouette.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pirouette f (plural pirouettes)

  1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing.
  2. (sports, equestrians) A whirling volt movement made by a horse.

VerbEdit

pirouette

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pirouetter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of pirouetter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of pirouetter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of pirouetter
  5. second-person singular imperative of pirouetter

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