acrobatic

[ak-ruh-bat-ik]
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adjective

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

Also ac·ro·bat·i·cal.

Origin of acrobatic

From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860–65. See acrobat, -ic
Related formsac·ro·bat·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·ac·ro·bat·ic, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of acrobatic

Historical Examples of acrobatic

  • 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.


Word Origin and History for acrobatic
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper