figure skating

figure skating
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈfɪg yər ˈskeɪt.ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɪɡə(r) ˈskeɪt.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfɪg yər ˈskeɪt.ɪŋ/

Definitions of figure skating words

  • noun figure skating ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice. 1
  • noun figure skating a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques. 1
  • noun figure skating a competitive sport in which the skater is required to execute school figures and to perform one or more original programs of difficult jumps, spins, etc., to a musical setting. 1
  • noun figure skating performance ice skating 1
  • uncountable noun figure skating Figure skating is skating in an attractive pattern, usually with spins and jumps included. 0
  • noun figure skating ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns 0

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Origin of figure skating

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Figure skating


figure skating popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

figure skating usage trend in Literature

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