a whirling about on one foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing.
Dressage. a complete turn in which the horse uses its hind legs as a pivot.
to perform a pirouette; whirl, as on the toes.
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How to use pirouette in a sentence
Then there’s the dance itself, an exceptionally choreographed combination of menacing and unsettling contortions with elegantly executed gymnastics, pirouettes, and technique.Wait… Is ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Actually High Art? | Kevin Fallon | October 29, 2021 | The Daily Beast
A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.
And the candidates may quickly pirouette from their newfound stance.Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's Hypocrisy on Super PACs | Michael Waldman | December 21, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jessie suddenly hopped down from the chair arm and began a pirouette about the room, clapping her hands as she danced.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Quelus drew back in a rage, and Bussy, making a pirouette, went out of the gallery.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
So saying, he made a pirouette on his heel, and put his attendants in motion to place dinner on the table.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
My pony, however, began to pirouette round in circles, and before I could get him in hand the lioness bounded away.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas | Stanley R. Matthews
With that she made a pirouette, and in three bounds was out of the room.
British Dictionary definitions for pirouette
a body spin, esp in dancing, on the toes or the ball of the foot
(intr) to perform a pirouette
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