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Arabesque (ornate design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the noun arabesque
What does arabesque mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: arabesques
- position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
- an ornament that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design
Alternative definition of the noun arabesque
- An elaborate design of intertwined floral figures or complex geometrical patterns. This ornamental design is mainly used in Islamic Art and architecture
- [music] An ornate composition, especially for the piano.
- [ballet] A dance position in which the dancer stands on one leg, with the other raised backwards, and the arms outstretched
- "Arabesque" is a 1966 thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. The film is based on Gordon Cotler's novel The Cypher and directed by Stanley Donen.
- also known as Arabeske
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- written by Peter Stone, Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price
- based on "The Cypher" by Gordon Cotler
- cinematography by Christopher Challis
- edited by Frederick Wilson
- music by Henry Mancini
- costume design by Christian Dior
- genres: Thriller, Spy film, Suspense
- released on (48 years ago)
- "Arabesque" a.k.a. "Arabesk" is a 1989 Turkish comedy film directed by Ertem Eğilmez.
- read more about Arabesk
- "Arabesque" is a 2005 gay pornographic film released by Raging Stallion Studios. The film stars Raging Stallion exclusive models Huessein, François Sagat, Manuel Torres, Sarib, Ivan Andros, Joey Milano and J.C.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Chris Ward
- genres: Pornographic film, Gay pornography
- released in (10 years ago)
- award: - Best All-Sex Video - Grabby Award, received by Raging Stallion Studios
- official website: www.arabesquethemovie.com
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Arabesque
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It Starts From Any Point by Steven Spier
For Forsythe arabesque is an idea that hasno equivalent inthe real world,which means that every dancer who tries itmust inevitablyfail because...
Each arabesque is a singular performative act that inevitably draws on other acts before it.
The Maranaws (1997)
Dwellers of the Lake
The arabesque is a distinctive feature of Islam art which is characterized by geometrical rectilinear ornamentation which may be compared with the "solar discs" of Alaca Hoyuk. In Islamic art, this rectilinear ornament usually appears with its ...
Transforming Enterprise and Society by Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer
The arabesque is an elaborate application of repeating geometric forms. Geometric artwork was not widely used in...
Hence the arabesque is a symbol of the particular worldview that Islam developed. There are two modes to arabesque art: ...
by R. M. Savory
The arabesque is an ornamental design that is closely associated with the art of the Islamic world. But the word arabesque is also used to refer to works of art that have about them an element of fantasy, a graceful flourish, a preference for the ...
The Life and Death of Images (2008)
Ethics and Aesthetics by Diarmuid Costello, Dominic Willsdon
The arabesque is the paradigm for Matisse of a non-descriptive line, of the kind of endlessness and movement that...
A Guide to Unique Places by William Price Fox, Lee Davis Perry
Arabesque is the perfect restaurant if you are in the mood for some thoroughly scrumptious Middle Eastern fare that will fill up your stomach and leave your wallet full. The most expensive meal served is the baked kibbeh (an oven-baked blend ...
Gateways to Art (2016)
Arts, Visual arts by CTI Reviews
Arabesque: 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 withother elements. Within the very wide ...
Life in Medieval Times (2002)
by Fiona Reynoldson
SOURCE 4 Arabesque is the term used to describe the pattern of flowing lines with flowers and leaves. ISLAMIC ART Islamic art is based on geometric shapes and calligraphy (fine writing), rather than paintings of people and animals. This is ...
by CTI Reviews
The arabesque is an artistic motif that is characterized by the application of repeating geometric forms and fancifully combined patterns; these forms often echo those of plants and animals. Arabesques are elements of Islamic art often found ...
Electronic Monuments (2005)
by Gregory L. Ulmer
The arabesque is a form which harmoniously renders a constantly changing rhythmical motion. Varying in density over the surface, it is a rhythmic outpouring of thought given precision by parallels, inversions and interlacings" (Bakhtiar 1976, ...
by Linda Lambert
ARABESQUE IS A K–5 NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IN ACOMMUNITY dotted with turn-of-the century bungalows, 30-year-old apartment buildings, and a few small businesses. At one time, the community was fairly homogeneous, but the ...
by Joanna Banham
Arabesque and Grotesque forms have been arguably the most popular and widely-used forms of ornament in the history of decoration and interior design. Originating in Roman times, they have played an important role in determining styles of ...
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
the early 19th- century Scottish poet Car- olina Oliphant made direct connection between “ Arabesque” and Gothicism: . . . Arabesque Of mental imagery, the serpent's folds To human ...
The Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)
by Su-il Jeong
All of them followed the traditional Arab style of architecture, with domed exteriors and inner walls beautifully decorated with the geometric fragment pattern known as safsafa or “arabesque.” Arabesque An ornamental pattern used in Islamic ...
by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson
arabesque. Decorative *scrollornament derived from branches, leaves, tendrils, and vegetation, inaccurately called Moresque, arranged in intertwined symmetrical geometrical patterns. Usually defined as free from human or animal figures, ...
An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis
ARABESQUE. AHARESOIM:: SPANISE, IIITH CENTURY. aneient eastella ; tlie most famous of these being the fountain of Trevi. — R. S. See works mentioned as authorities for Roman Imperial Arehitertsre, esperially F iddleton's Bemaios of ...
Encyclopedia of Islam (2009)
by Juan Eduardo Campo
The arabesque was understood to represent a paradigmatic way of life—simple and instinctual, close to nature yet profoundly spiritual, unchanging, and stoic. These characteristics were visually apparent in applied decoration of floral scrolls , ...
by Mary Gilliatt
ARABESQUE. WALLPAPER. This dates from the eighteenth century and was generally supplied and hung as separate panels with either printed borders or set in paper frames depicting architectural motifs. These papers had light, airy ...
by Gordon Campbell
Arabesque. Distinctive kind of vegetal ornament that flourished in Islamic art from the 10th to the 15th century. The term 'arabesque' (and the obsolete form rebesk, It. rebesco) is a European, not an Arabic, word dating perhaps to the 15th or ...
The Grove Dictionary of Art (2000)
From renaissance to impressionism : styles and movements in western art 1400-1900 by Jane Turner
and many artists working at Fontainebleau used Arabesque...
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ARABESQUE VIETNAM For more than two decades, Arabesque Vietnam (AV), Hanoi's first dance troupe, has coordinated contemporary ballet artistry with lighting, props, drifting smoke, and sound to create atmospheric dance. Professional ...
by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair
Arabesque. Distinctive kind of vegetal ornament that flourished in Islamic art from the 10th to the 15th century. The term “arabesque” (and the obsolete form rebesk, It. rebesco) is a European, not an Arabic, word dating perhaps from the 15th ...
by Alan Burton
ARABESQUE. Novel and motion picture. The Cipher is an American spy story first published in 1961. The author, Alex Gordon (real name Gordon Cotler), served in U.S. Army Intelligence during World War II and, subsequently, as a reporter for ...
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- Arabesque Kusudama
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- Redwall Arabesque (b&w)
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- Arabesque Antiques
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Quotes about Arabesque
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god. (Alan Watts)
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Scrabble value of A1R1A1B3E1S1Q10U1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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