how to pronounce pirouette


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the above transcription of pirouette is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

pirouette is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of pirouette in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a double pirouette employes arms up to …”

meanings of pirouette


  1. The whirling about of a horse.
  2. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.


  1. To perform a pirouette; to whirl on the toes, like a dancer.

pirouette frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pirouette occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pirouette can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pirouette can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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