verb (used without object), pir·ou·et·ted, pir·ou·et·ting.
- piroxicam olamine,
- pis aller,
Origin of pirouette
Examples from the Web for pirouette
A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.
But the pack-horses are less tractable, and dance and pirouette in all directions till the noise is over.
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
In the middle of the park is a large kiosk, big enough for a couple of hundred folk to pirouette at a time.Through Finland in Carts|Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
Word Origin for pirouette
1706, from French pirouette "spinning top; pirouette in dancing," from Middle French pirouet "spinning top" (15c.), from Gallo-Romance root *pir- "peg, plug" (cf. Italian piruolo "peg top") + diminutive suffix -ette.
1822, from pirouette (n.) and also from French pirouetter. Related: Pirouetted; pirouetting.