[ ak-ruh-bat-ik ]


  1. of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
  2. having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.

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Other Words From

  • acro·bati·cal·ly adverb
  • semi·acro·batic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acrobatic1

From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860–65. See acrobat, -ic

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Example Sentences

Squirrels’ aerial acrobatics make the rodents masters of the form, a new study suggests.

The argument that fully grown women can’t learn the new acrobatic elements is one of lazy coaches who don’t want to work too hard.

The pair also did acrobatic flights together in which “she’d fly up and take food from him in midair” or “he would drop it down to her,” Olear said.

A mutation in the RORB gene popped up as a likely suspect for the rabbits’ acrobatic handstands.

A mutation in the RORB gene popped up as a likely candidate for the rabbits’ acrobatic handstands.

Fresh after Camilla and the cuddly Roo in a blanket, here's Chaz and the acrobatic sheep.

The Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe feels like the birthplace of this craft.

Steele was polished and acrobatic in his attempts to address the entire ballroom from his seat on the far end of the dais.

For several minutes she did acrobatic stunts at the end of the swaying ladder.

After he had performed sundry acrobatic feats with him, he carried him back to his bed.

The joyous entr'acte does not take place; the convulsive movements of the wings and the acrobatic postures are suppressed.

Again I observe the acrobatic postures, the forehead touching the ground, the hinder part of the body raised.

To jurisprudence was left only the empty shell, and a man like Ihering spoke of a circus for dialectico-acrobatic tricks.