Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The performance of acrobatic feats; the profession of an acrobat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting.

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  • noun dated The feats of an acrobat; daring gymnastic feats.

Etymologies

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acrobat +‎ -ism

Examples

  • As for trees, only one, a walnut, managed, by dint of perpetual acrobatism, to conserve a stable equilibrium.

    Balzac

  • The _tchanguè_ knows very well how to preserve his equilibrium; he walks with great strides, stands upright, runs with agility, or executes a few feats of true acrobatism, such as picking up a pebble from the ground, plucking a flower, simulating a fall and quickly rising, running on one foot, etc.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • As for trees, only one, a walnut, managed, by dint of perpetual acrobatism, to conserve a stable equilibrium.

    Balzac

  • As for trees, only one, a walnut, managed, by dint of perpetual acrobatism, to conserve a stable equilibrium.

    Balzac

  • And Aramis, brave as he was, would have been sure to reflect that to play a feat of possibly hostile acrobatism on the Gascon, without notice, might be a little dangerous.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • The Rumanian music is of a distinct type, but the dances all resemble the Csárdás, with the difference that the quick figures in the Slav and Rumanian dances are much more grotesque and verging on acrobatism.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 6 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Switzerland, part 2

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