From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance
pirouettepir‧ou‧ette /ˌpɪruˈet/ noun [countable] APDa dance movement in which the dancer turns very quickly, standing on one toe or the front part of one footpirouette verb [intransitive]
Examples from the Corpus
pirouettePirouettes To finish with, Jennie suggested that Katharine have a go at some pirouettes.He became like a male ballet dancer - a support to lift up his glamorous partner and help her turn beautiful pirouettes.Katharine's first canter pirouette, pretty impressive!When he brushed his cheek against hers or supported her waist in multiple pirouettes the sensual heat was unmissable.To be able to get the feel of canter half-pass, pirouettes and flying changes was absolutely amazing!The Deputy Under Secretary rubbed his nose, watched a flake of skin pirouette down to the opened pages of the file.He comes on stage performing ballet steps, pirouettes off into the wings, makes some weird grunting sounds, then reappears.
Origin pirouette (1600-1700) French type of toy that spins around