acrobatics


acrobatics

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.

noun

  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 skillmental acrobatics
n.

1859, from acrobatic; also see -ics. Also acrobatism (1864). In early 20c. acrobacy (from French acrobacie) sometimes was used.

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