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[ak-ruh-bat-ik] /ˌæk rəˈbæt ɪk/
of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
Also, acrobatical.
Origin of acrobatic
From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860-65. See acrobat, -ic
Related forms
acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was evident that dressing was going to be an acrobatic performance.

  • "All right," said Bezdek, whose mind was nothing if not acrobatic.

    Reel Life Films Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • "I wish I had an acrobatic conscience such as yours, Bruce," says he.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • It required some exercise of acrobatic agility to get into or out of the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • To make a success at acrobatic or any other dancing you must not strain yourselves.

  • That is an acrobatic feat that I never believed you capable of, honey.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • The latest specimen of acrobatic Pastry is after a Russian recipe.

    This Giddy Globe Oliver Herford
Word Origin and History for acrobatic

1848; see acrobat + -ic. Related: Acrobatically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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