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somersaultnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ə.sɔːlt/  us   /ˈsʌm.ɚ.sɑːlt/
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somersaultnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌm·ərˌsɔlt/
a rolling movement or jump, either forward or backward, in which you turn over completely, with your body above your head, and finish on your feet: She turned somersaults on the lawn.
somersault
verb [I]  us   /ˈsʌm·ərˌsɔlt/
The bus plunged down the hill, somersaulted twice, and landed on its side.
(Definition of somersault from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “somersault”
in Korean 재주넘기…
in Arabic شَقْلَبة…
in Malaysian balik kuang…
in French culbute…
in Russian сальто…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筋斗…
in Italian capriola…
in Turkish takla, perende…
in Polish fikołek, koziołek, przewrót…
in Spanish voltereta, salto mortal…
in Vietnamese cú nhảy lộn nhào…
in Portuguese cambalhota…
in Thai การตีลังกา…
in German der Purzelbaum…
in Catalan tombarella…
in Japanese 宙返り, とんぼ返り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 筋斗…
in Indonesian jungkir balik…
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