arabesque arabesque

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
  2. (n) position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose

Usage(s):

  1. On an island in the Nile, smack in the middle of Cairo, 800 Egyptian firms spread their wares over a 120-acre site behind an entrance framed by a huge arabesque arch.
  2. In carving his colors with his hands in forms that startlingly foretold hard-edge abstraction, the painter conquered the spectrum with his arabesque line.
  3. Each composition was a looping arabesque in which men and boats were neatly knotted, carrying the gaze back and back to far-distant horizons.

News

  • Top summer drinks to beat the heat at Levant and other local spots: The Cocktail Hour

    Alex Blair, bar manager of Levant, uses a strawberry-infused drinking vinegar for his Shrab Swizzle at the French-Arabesque restaurant on East Burnside Street. The upscale twist on a slushy features silver tequila, fino sherry, Moroccan mint and a blend of fresh orange, lime and grapefruit juices. It's served over a refreshing mountain of snow cone ice and finished with bitters.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. Maya Plisetskaya, one of her former students, described her as "the first purely virtuoso ballerina to add new dimensions to the idea of virtuosity. She was the first who stood on point in arabesque with her back fully arched, dazzled with her regal...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Maya Plisetskaya Source: Cork Student News

  2. "We look forward to a magnificent festival and we hope artistic talent reflected in Arabesque will contribute to an open and candid dialogue between the United States and the Arab world," added Prince Zeid.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Prince Zeid Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. "From a distance, the building is like an arabesque," wrote Chateaubriand, "like a woman with wind-tossed hair. On a closer inspection however, this creation becomes the masonry and changes herself into towers."
    on Jan 14, 2006 By: François-René de Chateaubriand Source: ABS CBN News

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