arabesque Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “arabesque” in the English Dictionary

"arabesque" in British English

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uk   /ˌær.əˈbesk/  us   /ˌer-/

arabesque noun (DANCE)

[C] a ​position in ballet in which the ​dancerstands on one ​leg with the other ​legheld out ​straight behind

arabesque noun (ART)

[C or U] a ​type of ​designbased on ​flowers, ​leaves, and ​branchestwisted together, ​foundespecially in ​Islamicart
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