Definition of pirouette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pirouette

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BrE BrE//ˌpɪruˈet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɪruˈet//
 
 
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a fast turn or spin that a person, especially a ballet dancer, makes on one foot Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, literally ‘spinning top’, of unknown ultimate origin.

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