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battement

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noun bat·te·ment \ˌbat-ˈmäⁿ\

Definition of battement

  1. :  a ballet movement in which the foot is extended in any direction usually followed by a beat against the supporting foot



Origin of battement

French, from battre to beat, from Latin battuere


First Known Use: 1802


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