There are 2 definitions of barre in English:

barre

Syllabification: barre
Pronunciation: /bär
 
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noun

  • A horizontal bar at waist level on which ballet dancers rest a hand for support during exercises.
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    • 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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There are 2 definitions of barre in English:

barré

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.
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    • 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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