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Syllabification: barre

noun

A horizontal bar at waist level on which ballet dancers rest a hand for support during exercises.
Example sentences
  • It also highlights a line of specialty items, such as ballet/stretching barres.
  • I only see barres and mirrors otherwise the ballet class looks rather bare…
  • ‘We can add a staff person, we get a faculty/company lounge, a 60’ x 40’ rehearsal space, three studios with sprung wood floors, new mirrors and barres, and space for on-site set, props, and costume storage.’

Origin

Early 20th century: French, literally 'bar'.

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barré 2 Syllabification: bar·ré
Pronunciation: /bäˈrā/

noun

Music
A method of playing a chord on the guitar or similar instrument with a finger laid across the strings at a particular fret, raising their pitch.
Example sentences
  • In this lesson, learn the basics of playing barre chords.
  • Barre chords are some of the mostly commonly used chords in music today.
  • Here are the guitar chord charts for the basic guitar bar chords.

Origin

Late 19th century: French, literally 'barred', past participle of barrer.

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