Definition of battement in English:

battement

Syllabification: batte·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈbatmənt
 
/

noun

[with modifier] Ballet
A movement in which one leg is moved outward from the body and in again: performing battements tendus
More example sentences
  • Balanchine used them all and routinely transformed the ballet battement into an acrobatic kick, allowing the hip to be lifted - another ballet ‘no-no.’
  • Students might show four or five quick exercises: plie tendu, fond de jambe, adagio, and grande battement.
  • ‘Yvonne is very strong in teaching you the way you stand, the way you do grand battements,’ she said.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'beating'.

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