[ kal-uhs-then-iks ]
/ ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks /
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(used with a singular or plural verb) calisthenics.
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OTHER WORDS FROM callisthenicscal·lis·then·ic, adjective
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It was as if they met in a sort of mental gymnasium, fenced with one another, did callisthenics.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
British Dictionary definitions for callisthenics
/ (ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) /
(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 callisthenicscallisthenic or calisthenic, adjective
Word Origin for callisthenics
C19: from calli- + Greek sthenos strength
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