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callisthenics

[ kal-uhs-then-iks ]
/ ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks /
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noun

(used with a singular or plural verb) calisthenics.

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OTHER WORDS FROM callisthenics

cal·lis·then·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for callisthenics

  • It was as if they met in a sort of mental gymnasium, fenced with one another, did callisthenics.

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British Dictionary definitions for callisthenics

callisthenics

calisthenics

/ (ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) /

noun

(functioning as plural) light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
(functioning as singular) the practice of callisthenic exercises

Derived forms of callisthenics

callisthenic or calisthenic, adjective

Word Origin for callisthenics

C19: from calli- + Greek sthenos strength
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