bat·​tu ba-ˈtü How to pronounce battu (audio)
of a ballet movement
: performed with a striking together of the legs

Word History


French, from past participle of battre to beat

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of battu was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Battu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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