Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: somersault
IPA transcription: [s'ʌmɚs,ɔlt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: somersault, somerset, summersault, summerset, somersaulting, flip
    Meaning: an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: somersault
    Meaning: do a somersault
Usage examples
  • Then Dot and Tot stepped out upon land, and as they did so every Clown present turned a backward somersault and shouted, "Here we are again!"
  • Malcolm promptly turned a somersault on the rug, to express his approval, but came up with a grave face, saying, "I'll bet that grandmother will say we can't have it."
  • And when he walked with the earl after church to the gate over which the noble peer had climbed in his agony, and inspected the hedge through which he had thrown himself, he was quite at home with his little jokes, bantering his august companion as to the mode of his somersault.
  • When his violent paroxysms possessed him he would arrange bedroom chairs in rude resemblance of a motor-car and would crouch on the foremost of them, bent forward and staring fixedly ahead, making uncouth and ghastly noises, till the climax was reached, when, turning a complete somersault, he would lie prostrate amidst the ruins of the chairs, apparently completely satisfied for the moment.