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a body spin, esp in dancing, on the toes or the ball of the foot



a ballet term designating a full turn or multiple full turns executed in place by a male or female dancer. Rotation may be clockwise or counterclockwise. A pirouette is executed by a variety of means that create a spinning motion. A dancer can execute a series of pirouettes moving in a straight line or a circle.

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Can can, ballroom and flamenco dancers pirouetted their way through the aisles at Sainsbury's supermarket in Dunchurch Road, Rugby to mark the start of the new EuroMillions, which is set to be launched on Friday.
Opera chorus pirouetted back and forth while singing well and securing ropes from a high sun deck.
The hope is that with Dancercare, dancers won't feel as if they've pirouetted themselves into a corner.
We don't know whether he ducked, whether he pirouetted, whether he moved or slipped.