Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of pirouette.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pirouette.

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Examples

  • In director Georges Lavaudant's staging, aside from the ball's brief polkas and mazurkas—and a ballerina who periodically pirouettes in like a leftover Sugar Plum Fairy—the result is a series of soliloquies, set to music that can't seem to find its way—harsh, sharp, sour, aggressive, with fleeting nods to Tchaikovsky and other composers.

    Fénelon's Gnarled 'Orchard'

  • Maybe he's just not strange enough -- although his left-right pirouettes bring him closer and closer to edge with every turn of his fungible positions.

    Dr. Peggy Drexler: Republicans: I Feel Your Pain

  • And John pirouettes to the next table, leaving us to chew.

    Richard Bangs: Death Valley Daze, Part II

  • Of course, thanks to this movie that man also does pirouettes in the streets with this device, its engine growling manically, the sound gaining on you as it gets close enough so you can almost feel the teeth grinding individually.

    Top 10 Instruments of Death in Slasher Films » Scene-Stealers

  • A few times the story pirouettes on its tail to further convolute the proceedings, but a happy reader will lap up every progressive revelation with a grin of joy.

    "Constellations", ed. by Peter Crowther

  • And John pirouettes to the next table, leaving us to chew.

    Richard Bangs: Death Valley Daze, Part II

  • Then, from around the bend, the raft comes flying in mid-current, Kramer whooping as he executes pivots and pirouettes between the waves and holes, moving every bit like the dancer he was in college.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 3

  • Then, from around the bend, the raft comes flying in mid-current, Kramer whooping as he executes pivots and pirouettes between the waves and holes, moving every bit like the dancer he was in college.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 3

  • The possibility that I might never get it all back waltzes across the floor of my worried thoughts at least once a day now, flaunting showstopping leaps and pirouettes, taking center stage for too long before exiting into the wings.

    Left Neglected

  • Javier tells Abigail, "While you were practicing pirouettes and fouttés en tournant at Juilliard, I was busy mastering four languages, and by the time you graduated from NYU, I had the equivalent of two degrees, one in finance, the other in international studies."

    Drink One to Me, Christian Bennett by Vicki Allen

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