acrobatics

[ak-ruh-bat-iks]
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) the feats of an acrobat; gymnastics.
2.
(used with a singular verb) the art or practice of acrobatic feats.
3.
(used with a plural verb) something performed with remarkable agility and ease: the verbal acrobatics of a habitual liar.

Origin:
1880–85; see acrobatic, -ics

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To acrobatics
Collins
World English Dictionary
acrobatics (ˌækrəˈbætɪks)
 
n
1.  (functioning as plural) the skills or feats of an acrobat
2.  (functioning as singular) the art of an acrobat
3.  (functioning as plural) any activity requiring agility and skill: mental acrobatics

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Some squid don't rely on such subtle aerial acrobatics.
Governments once turned a blind eye to their wealthy citizens' offshore tax
  acrobatics.
True, she comes from an academic environment, therefore her political
  acrobatics sometime lack in finesse.
Shops and restaurants line the beach, and entertainers perform beach
  acrobatics, making this a busy place.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;