Arabesque - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌærəˈbesk|  American pronunciation of the word arabesque
Brit.  |ˌarəˈbɛsk|  British pronunciation of the word arabesque

noun

- position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
- an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design

Examples

The students practiced their arabesques.

She held her arms in arabesque.

Word forms

noun
singular: arabesque
plural: arabesques
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