A ballet position in which the dancer bends forward while standing on one straight leg with the arm extended forward and the other arm and leg extended backward. A complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures. Music An ornate, whimsical composition especially for piano. An intricate or elaborate pattern or design: "the fluctuating shapes of a cloudscape, the complex arabesque of a camera movement, the blink of a character's eye\u201d ( Nigel Andrews). In the fashion of or formed as an arabesque.