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Noun: arabesque  ,er-u'besk [N. Amer], ,a-ru'besk [Brit]
  1. Position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
  2. An ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design

Derived forms: arabesques

Type of: ballet position, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Encyclopedia: Arabesque