Definition of arabesque noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    arabesque

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌærəˈbɛsk//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] (in ballet) a position in which the dancer balances on one leg with the other leg lifted and stretched out behind, parallel to the ground
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (in art) a type of design where lines wind around each other
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