[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. acro-,
  2. acroagnosis,
  3. acroanesthesia,
  4. acroataxia,
  5. acrobat,
  6. acrobatics,
  7. acroblast,
  8. acrobrachycephaly,
  9. acrocarpous,
  10. acrocentric

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for acrobatic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper