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or acrobatical

[ak-ruh-bat-ik] /ˌæk rəˈbæt ɪk/
of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
Origin of acrobatic
1860-65; < Greek akrobatikós. See acrobat, -ic
Related forms
acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the dresser—which he had ascended by a chair—was Billy, the acrobatic goat, doing his Alpine daring act.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • It was evident that dressing was going to be an acrobatic performance.

  • The assault came so suddenly that the acrobatic youth had no time to defend himself.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • It required some exercise of acrobatic agility to get into or out of the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The blow was so strong that the acrobatic youth was bowled over on the polished floor.

    The Putnam Hall Champions Arthur M. Winfield
  • To make a success at acrobatic or any other dancing you must not strain yourselves.

  • “That suits me,” said the acrobatic youth, and Jack and Pepper said they were also satisfied.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
Word Origin and History for acrobatic

1848; see acrobat + -ic. Related: Acrobatically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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