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ARABESQUE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does arabesque mean? 

ARABESQUE (noun)
  The noun ARABESQUE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ARABESQUE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARABESQUE (noun)


Sense 1arabesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("arabesque" is a kind of...):

ballet position (classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet)


Sense 2arabesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("arabesque" is a kind of...):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)


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