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English definition of “arabesque”

arabesque

noun uk   /ˌær.əˈbesk/ us    /ˌer-/

arabesque noun (DANCE)

[C] a position in ballet in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other leg held out straight behindBallet

arabesque noun (ART)

[C or U] a type of design based on flowers, leaves, and branches twisted together, found especially in Islamic artPatterns and shapes
(Definition of arabesque from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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