Fine Arts. a sinuous, spiraling, undulating, or serpentine line or linear motif.
a pose in ballet in which the dancer stands on one leg with one arm extended in front and the other leg and arm extended behind.
a short, fanciful musical piece, typically for piano.
any ornament or ornamental object, as a rug or mosaic, in which flowers, foliage, fruits, vases, animals, and figures are represented in a fancifully combined pattern.
decorated with or characterized by arabesques: arabesque design.
- ar·a·besque·ly, adverb
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How to use arabesque in a sentence
arabesque focuses on Turkey, Morocco and Lebanon, with the added bonus of a beautiful design and great photos.
This contains the seventeen books, and is very beautifully written, and illuminated with arabesque designs.
A sort of arabesque resembling the backbone of a fish called the Tollo.
The decorative style of that period is sometimes called the arabesque, and sometimes the Grotesque.Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
But with such care has every detail been arranged, one never thinks of the balance, the arabesque, the pattern.The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The Allegretti opens with an arabesque tone-poem of somber sweetness, under which strange and varied delights are hidden.Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
British Dictionary definitions for arabesque
ballet a classical position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and both arms stretched out in one of several conventional poses
music a piece or movement with a highly ornamented or decorated melody
a type of curvilinear decoration in painting, metalwork, etc, with intricate intertwining leaf, flower, animal, or geometrical designs
a design of flowing lines
designating, of, or decorated in this style
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