A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.
Dolly, who at first forgot to take his hat off, whistled a bar, and then turned a pirouette on his heel.
Then, rising, she danced over to her sister, and forced her into a pirouette.
She did the pirouette to admiration—whirling round upon her apex.
Suddenly May sprang to her feet, clapped her palms together, and began to pirouette.
These women are like enchantresses, and are great dancers; they play and sing, and pirouette.
With that she made a pirouette, and in three bounds was out of the room.
I cut so strong a pirouette that all my bells jingle, and come down in an attitude, with one hand upon my hip.
The pirouette had the advantage of being understood by the spectators in every land.
Quelus drew back in a rage, and Bussy, making a pirouette, went out of the gallery.
1706, from French pirouette "spinning top; pirouette in dancing," from Middle French pirouet "spinning top" (15c.), from Gallo-Romance root *pir- "peg, plug" (cf. Italian piruolo "peg top") + diminutive suffix -ette.
1822, from pirouette (n.) and also from French pirouetter. Related: Pirouetted; pirouetting.