Part of speech: noun
Origin: Italian, late 16th century
A graceful or energetic leap.
Examples of Curvet in a sentence
"Denishia loved learning how to do graceful ballet curvets."
"Stephan leaped into a curvet when he heard the good news."
This word comes from Italian “corvetta,” a derivative of “corva.” That is an earlier form of “curva” meaning “a curve,” from the Latin “curvus,” meaning “bent.”
Did you Know?
“Curvet” can also be a verb, meaning “to make a graceful, energetic leap.” Horses are commonly linked to the word, and one of its definitions is specifically “(of a horse) perform a series of jumps on the hind legs.”