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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ruh-bat]
    • /ˈæk rəˌbæt/
    • /ˈæk.rə.bæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-bat]
    • /ˈæk rəˌbæt/

Definitions of acrobat word

  • noun acrobat a person noted for his frequent and rapid changes of position or allegiances 4
  • countable noun acrobat An acrobat is an entertainer who performs difficult physical acts such as jumping and balancing, especially in a circus. 3
  • noun acrobat an entertainer who performs acts that require skill, agility, and coordination, such as tumbling, swinging from a trapeze, or walking a tightrope 3
  • noun acrobat an expert performer of tricks in tumbling or on the trapeze, tightrope, etc.; skilled gymnast 3
  • noun acrobat a skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze. 1
  • noun acrobat a person who readily changes viewpoints or opinions. 1

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Origin of acrobat

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
1815-25; < French acrobate < Greek akróbatos walking on tiptoe, equivalent to akro- acro- + -batos, verbal adjective of baínein to go; French word may be recoinage, or etymological reading of the Gk word

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Parts of speech for Acrobat


acrobat popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acrobat usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acrobat

noun acrobat

  • gymnast — a person trained and skilled in gymnastics.
  • dancer — A dancer is a person who earns money by dancing, or a person who is dancing.
  • clown — A clown is a performer in a circus who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things in order to make people laugh.
  • athlete — An athlete is a person who does a sport, especially athletics, or track and field events.
  • artist — An artist is someone who draws or paints pictures or creates sculptures as a job or a hobby.

Antonyms for acrobat

noun acrobat

  • clod — A clod of earth is a large lump of earth.

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