Definition of acrobat in English:

acrobat

noun

  • An entertainer who performs spectacular gymnastic feats.

    • ‘Musicians and acrobats entertain in a discreet way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Later the group realised that its acrobats, walkers, gymnasts and stilt walkers needed a high protein diet.’
    • ‘The Moscow State Circus is famous worldwide thanks to its spectacular displays from acrobats, clowns, gymnasts, trapeze artists and lots more.’
    • ‘The show includes a breath-taking array of acrobats, gymnasts and dancers and runs until Sunday, February 22.’
    • ‘The camera pulls back to reveal three acrobats performing on sashes against the spectacular roof of the Royal Horticultural Halls in Victoria.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After a sumptuous dinner the ‘tourists’ were astounded by the talents of Chinese acrobats, performing feats of extreme flexibility, strength and coordination.’
    • ‘Street entertainers including clowns, acrobats, jugglers, and even walking wheeled dustbins and flower planters will entertain the crowds around town centre streets.’
    • ‘As a self-confessed slob, I have amazing respect for what these guys do with their urban ballet: they're athletes, stuntmen, acrobats, gymnasts and martial artists all rolled into one.’
    • ‘The private Cirque du Soleil show will feature more than 70 artists from around the world, including gymnasts, acrobats, dancers and clowns.’
    • ‘Wilmer already performs as an acrobat, trick motorcyclist, trapeze artist, magician, dancer and clown.’
    • ‘Musicians, dancers, acrobats, clowns, actors, mimes and every hybrid in between entertain and educate audiences of kids, their parents and teachers.’
    • ‘Both were, of course, memorable events which used spectacular fireworks, acrobats, singers, dancers and musicians to showcase the city to the world.’
    • ‘We need all kinds of artists, from painters to performers, architects to acrobats and journalists to jewellery makers.’
    • ‘Then we'd be able to hold big gymnastics festivals where masses of gymnasts and acrobats would perform.’
    • ‘The boy boxers, no less than the storytellers, acrobats, dancers and musicians, are, to this extent, part of a total experience.’
    • ‘There is a thriving leisure class, which has given way to a class of well-off entertainers - dancers, acrobats, singers and other such performers in addition to the usual street variety.’
    • ‘The Great Bombay Circus is here, and the star attractions this time are the breathtaking performances by Russian acrobats.’
    • ‘Entertainment was provided by acrobats, clowns and sometimes gladiators.’
    tumbler, gymnast
    rope walker, tightrope walker, wire walker, balancer, trapeze artist
    stuntman, stuntwoman
    equilibrist, aerialist, funambulist
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

acrobat

/ˈakrəbat/