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Meaning of pirouette

pir•ou•ette

Pronunciation: (pir"-et'), [key]
— n., v., -et•ted, -et•ting.
—n.
  1. a whirling about on one foot or on the points of the toes, as in ballet dancing.
  2. a complete turn in which the horse uses its hind legs as a pivot.
—v.i.
  1. to perform a pirouette; whirl, as on the toes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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