from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of trapeze.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The British director's resume, which includes the 1963 film "Lord of the Flies," is dominated by stage productions deemed radical for their times, like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1970, where he ditched the woodland setting for a white-box set with actors on circus trapezes and stilts.

    A Mozart Fable, Stripped Down

  • It looks like a stab at Cirque du Soleil on a too-small stage and the dancers more concerned about personal safety than expressive movement, but they swing in and out on trapezes, whetting our appetite for adding some kind of aerial challenge to the competition.

    'Dancing with Stars' airs Boo-Gate video, gives Michael Bolton the boot

  • In an earlier article I wrote on this topic, I quoted Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy, who referred to this experience as something akin to being in between trapezes, when the one you just released is long behind and next one isn't even in sight.

    Dr. Judith Rich: Braving The Storms of Change

  • Have we really gotten to a point where performers need to transform themselves into trapezes artists in order to appease their fans?

    Oh, Kanye!

  • His intricate, jewel-like creations, so delicate that they're plated with tweezers, came to the table on prongs, pins and antennae or were hung from small metal trapezes.

    Taking The Heat

  • I'd like to get my doctorate in the unmentionables: circus acts, flying trapezes.


  • Although I've been told that trapezes are out and figure-conscious dresses are in, when it comes to cute, there are always exceptions.

    Ysolt Usigan: Fun With Vintage: I Traveled, I Shopped, and I Put Together Some Cheap Outfits

  • Like the soldier standing erect in a gaze which holds no promise of immortality, you wilt in the sun against her gaze knowing the heat of the day will bring slumber when night falls and when the moon trapezes across the tapestry of your skin you shine

    Nancy Chuda: Oh Mighty Tree

  • Needless to say, armed men in suits coming looking for him, and it is Hey Rube! with superpowers, guns, trapezes and shepherds.

    Superhero Prose Fiction: Psi-Man - 1 Mind-Force Warrior

  • Take the strong fellows on the tiny platform high above the stage: They seem like they could catch the bodies somersaulting at them from trapezes all day.

    'Ovo' at National Harbor: Cirque du Soleil lays a pretty good egg


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.