verb (used without object), pir·ou·et·ted, pir·ou·et·ting.
- piroxicam olamine,
- pis aller,
Origin of pirouette
Examples from the Web for pirouetting
“And set him pirouetting, Sire,” sardonically suggested James.Mistress Nell|George C. Hazelton, Jr.
"'Twill be like the play, and I shall wear my new mourning mitts," Sarah called, pirouetting in glee.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
Three holes were made in the ground by the players driving the heels of their boots into the earth, and then pirouetting.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
She turned, pirouetting lightly on her beaded moccasins, waving her arms and kissing her fingers.The Conquest|Eva Emery Dye
"You could give a dance here," cried Brenda, pirouetting over the polished floor.Brenda's Bargain|Helen Leah Reed
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.