Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of tightrope walking; rope-walking.

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  • noun The art of walking on a tightrope or a slack-rope

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  • noun walking on a tightrope or slack rope

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Examples

  • Not content with these existing hazards, Graham Vick's amiable, politics-free production for the Royal Opera House, new in 1993 and last seen in 2002, opts for real funambulism.

    Review: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Royal Opera House

  • In dancing it is but too common that an intricate _pas seul_, in funambulism that a dangerous feat of equilibration, in the Grecian art of _desultory_ equitation

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

  • Why didn't Man on Wire's Philippe Petit put the "fun" back in funambulism by tiptoeing up to the stage from the farthest balcony?

    GreenCine Daily

  • Why didn't Man on Wire's Philippe Petit put the "fun" back in funambulism by tiptoeing up to the stage from the farthest balcony?

    GreenCine Daily

  • This funambulism is even more significant an achievement for Terán considering the state of the language, a Zapotec dialect spoken by fewer than a hundred thousand inhabitants of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Hayden's Ferry Review Issue 45

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  • Tightrope walking; show of mental agility. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008