The loud music from passing cars never failed to pique the old man on his rocker. The headline about an actual pink elephant was enough to pique my curiosity. Any new handhe…ld electronic device is sure to pique the interest of consumers. (MORE)
It can mean vexed, intrigued, or provoked. Here are some sentences. .
The mysterious note piqued my curiosity. .
He felt piqued when she never showed up. .
Your invitatio…n piqued her interest. You could also refer to a pique, which is a state of vexation. He was in a fine pique after his painting lost the contest. (MORE)
Pique means "to prick". There are different kinds. At the barre they are used, like little quick taps of the tip of the toe with a fully extended and pointed leg. The accent… is up, much like pricking someone with a pin. It's not a stab, but a quick tap. In center they can be used differently. Pique turns, difficult to describe, but you push/slightly jump to an extended leg, to the ball of the foot or pointe, and turn. Also a pique can be a pique arabesque, same idea as the turn but it goes to an arabesque. I have taught ballet for 10 years and was a professional for 11. I have seen and done too many to count. (MORE)
It wasn't my plan to listen to Janea when she talked, but my curiosity was piqued and I realized I owed her that much, considering I was a jerk to her, so I listened, finding …out what she had to say put me in tears. (MORE)
As a noun meaning feelings of resentment over wounded pride or vanity : Jo carefully tended her fit of pique and made it last the whole weekend long. As a verb meaning 1 …to cause such feelings: I admit, I it kinda piques me to see the credit for my work going to whatsisname over there. 2. To spur or provoke, usually with interest or curiosity: This poem of Mrs. Hooble's piqued my interest, and so I learned something about her. 3. to pride oneself, usually with on or upon: The vain who pique themselves on their appearance do well to remember their manners. (MORE)