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arabesque

ar·a·besque

arabesque

 
 
pronunciation:
ae r besk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complex design of interlaced scrolls, foliage, and other fanciful shapes, or an ornamental object having such a design.
The interior of the mosque's dome is decorated with a breathtaking arabesque.
definition 2: a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one leg and extends the other backward with a straight knee, with the body slightly bent and the arms in extended positions.
definition 3: a brief piece of highly ornamented music, usu. written for piano.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in the manner of or decorated with arabesques.
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