From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance, Shapes, patterns
arabesquear‧a‧besque /ˌærəˈbesk/ noun [countable] 1 APDa position in ballet, in which you stand on one foot with the other leg stretched out straight behind you2 CFa decorative pattern of flowing lines
Examples from the Corpus
arabesqueWhen the Young Girl first dances with her Cousin her arabesques are tentative but outward-going.But the roofs' inventive arabesques Turn black against a sky of jade.
Origin arabesque (1600-1700) French Italian arabesco in Arabian style