Definition of batterie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbadərē/


The action of beating or crossing the feet or calves together during a leap or jump.
Example sentences
  • Mr. Muruev displayed some prowess in his batterie and big leaps.
  • The speedy batterie; the sharp, fast releves and jumps on pointe that punctuate the ballerina's solos, and the quick transitions between steps, are not simply technically impeccable.
  • Over this base they start to develop the other things: the artistic sense of the movement, the technique - jumps, batterie, many things.


Early 18th century: French, literally 'beating'.

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Syllabification: bat·te·rie

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