Jerry was torn between desire to watch her graceful whirling and pirouetting and to keep fascinated eyes on the green elephant.
"He is alive—go on," breathed Margaret to the pirouetting geni of her fairy-tale.
Saturnine faces were wreathed in smiles worthy of a pirouetting dancer.
Dust devils were pirouetting in the hazy distance towards the mountains forming a corridor leading to the ranch.
I wonder what Miss Phipps would have said if she had come in while you were pirouetting on the mantelpiece!
She turned, pirouetting lightly on her beaded moccasins, waving her arms and kissing her fingers.
"'Twill be like the play, and I shall wear my new mourning mitts," Sarah called, pirouetting in glee.
Difficult to remember what one is talking about with you pirouetting all over the place like a pantomime fairy.
"Doesn't it look nice," she cried, pirouetting before the glass.
Lots of boys and girls about her own age, in fancy costumes, were dancing and pirouetting in time with the fine music.
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.