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arabesque

An arabesque (ballet).

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Etymology

French arabesque, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] arabesco, from Arabo (Arab).

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arabesque

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  1. An elaborate design of intertwined floral figures or complex geometrical patterns. This ornamental design is manly used in Islamic Art and architecture
  2. (music) An ornate composition, especially for the piano.
  3. A ballet position in which the dancer stands on one leg, with the other raised backwards, and the arms outstretched

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