1610s, "Moorish or Arabic ornamental design," from French arabesque (16c.), from Italian arabesco, from Arabo "Arab," with reference to Moorish architecture. As a ballet pose, first attested 1830. Musical sense, in reference to an ornamented theme, is from 1864, originally the title given by Robert Schumann to one of his piano pieces.
1. The ballerina remained suspended in a faultless arabesque.
2. Its predominant vein was, in Poe's own phrase, " the grotesque and arabesque. "
它的最主要的特点, 用坡自己的话说, 就是 “ 怪诞和奇异. ”
3. I like carpets with arabesque patterns.
4. Its forged and hammered metal had been wrought into elegant , almost arabesque, curves.