arabesque

A form of decoration characterized by flowing lines, scrollwork, leaves, branches, floral forms, symmetrical in form.
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arabesque

a short piece of music featuring various melodic, contrapuntal, or harmonic decorations.
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Arabesque

(French) In ballet, a pose held on one leg with the other leg and both arms extended away and up from the centre of the body; also, positioning of the arms in relation to the legs. As with positions of the feet, each position is distinguished by a number, such as first, second and third arabesque.
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arabesque

(from the article `ballet position`) In addition to the five fundamental positions of the feet, there are two major body positions in classical ballet. The arabesque is a body position ...
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arabesque

[n] - position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose 2. [n] - an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
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Arabesque

• (n.) A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together. • (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque; as, arabesque f...
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arabesque

noun position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
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arabesque

(art) In the visual arts and architectural design, a linear decoration based on plant forms. Arabesque motifs are complicated, intertwined, flowing designs first found in ancient Arabic art – hence the term. They are a feature of ancient Greek and Roman art, and are particularly common in...
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arabesque

(dance) In ballet, a pose in which the dancer stands on one leg, straight or bent, with the other leg raised behind, fully extended. The arms are held in a harmonious position to give the longest possible line from fingertips to toes. It is one of the fundamental positions in ballet
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Arabesque

[ballet position] In dance (particularly ballet), arabesque (aa-rah-besk; literally, `in Arabic fashion`) is a body position in which a dancer stands on one leg (the supporting leg) with the other leg (the working leg) turned out and extended behind the body, with both legs held straight. In classical ballet, an arabesque can be executed wi...
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Arabesque

[ballet] In 1832 engineer James Green advised on extending the system, and suggested a line with three inclined planes to reach Cwmmawr, further up the Gwendraeth Valley. Green underestimated the cost and could not complete the work. He was sacked in 1836, but the canal company finished the new route the following year. In 1865 the company ...
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Arabesque

[classical music] The arabesque is a type of music generally for piano,{cn|date=January 2013} which uses melodies to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture. == Etymology == The word `arabesque` is derived from Western ideas of Arabic music, which were highly embellished. In actuality, arabesques and Arab music are not closely related....
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Arabesque

[group] Arabesque was an all-girl trio at the height of the European disco era in 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany. After the first album, the band lineup was changed by keeping only the original member Michaela Rose and replacing the two other girls with new members Jasmin Vetter and Sandra Lauer. After they split up in 1984, Jasmin and Michaela...
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Arabesque

[Islamic art] The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of `surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils` or plain lines, often combined with other elements. It usually consists of a single design which can be `tiled` or seamlessly repeated as many times as desired. Wit...
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Arabesque

[Turkish music] Arabesque or Arabesk (Arabesk) is a term created by Turkish musicologists for an Arabic style of music created in Turkey. The genre was particularly popular in Turkey in the decades from the 1960s through the 1990s. As with Arabic music itself, its aesthetics have evolved over the decades. Although melodies and rhythms are p...
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Arabesque

Ar`a·besque' noun [ French arabesque , from Italian arabesco , from Arabo Arab.] A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are f...
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arabesque

a complex ornate design 
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arabesque

a light and graceful piece with florid ornamentation in the melody.
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arabesque

a position in which the dancer stands on one leg, straight or bent, with the other extended to the back at 90 degrees.
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arabesque

A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc, as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together. ... It was employed in Roman imperial ornamentation, and appeared, without the animal figures, in Moorish an...
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Arabesque

a term used to describe ornamental panels of Arabian design which can be carved or painted, and which contain various symbolic elements, usually human or animal, combined with foliage. The best examples are found among the art and architecture of the Spanish Moors. Since the seventeenth ce...
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arabesque

arabesque (ărubesk') [Fr.,=Arabian], in art, term applied to any complex, linear decoration based on flowing lines. In Islamic art it was often exploited to cover entire surfaces. The arabesque in modern usage derives from a Renaissance design which was Greco-Roman in inspiration.
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arabesque

arabesque 1. In ballet, a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other extended back and both arms stretched out, usually one forward and the other backward. 2. An intricate and often symmetrical design incorporating curves, geometric patterns, leaves, flowers, and animal shapes. 3. A piece of classical music characterized...
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Arabesque

Decorative musical material or a composition based on florid embellishment.
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Arabesque

form of Orientalist decoration using symmetrically scrolling foliage.
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