Noun Acrobatism Definition and Examples







An entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic feats.
  1. 'The play itself begins at 8: 30 p.m., but the spectacle begins at 7: 30 with a team of acrobats performing death-defying feats.'
  2. 'Wilmer already performs as an acrobat, trick motorcyclist, trapeze artist, magician, dancer and clown.'
  3. 'We need all kinds of artists, from painters to performers, architects to acrobats and journalists to jewellery makers.'
  4. 'After a sumptuous dinner the ‘tourists’ were astounded by the talents of Chinese acrobats, performing feats of extreme flexibility, strength and coordination.'
  5. 'The Great Bombay Circus is here, and the star attractions this time are the breathtaking performances by Russian acrobats.'
  6. 'Entertainment was provided by acrobats, clowns and sometimes gladiators.'
  7. 'Both were, of course, memorable events which used spectacular fireworks, acrobats, singers, dancers and musicians to showcase the city to the world.'
  8. 'And if this is a trendsetter, our action sequences are not going to have beefy people flexing their muscles or lean and steely acrobats performing somersaults anymore.'
  9. 'Later the group realised that its acrobats, walkers, gymnasts and stilt walkers needed a high protein diet.'
  10. 'Street entertainers including clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and even walking wheeled dustbins and flower planters will entertain the crowds around town centre streets.'
((n.) Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting.)

Early 19th century: from French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs, from akrobatos ‘walking on tiptoe’, from akron ‘tip’ + bainein ‘to walk’.

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