Definition of a battuta in English:

a battuta

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Pronunciation: /ˌɑː bəˈtuːtə
 
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adverb

Music
(Especially as a direction) returning to strict tempo.
More example sentences
  • The vibraphone offers a misty rendition of the melody after the accordion, followed by a guitar section senza battuta, and then violin a battuta.
  • He uncovers another unusual aspect: this is a recitative written and performed ‘a battuta’.

Origin

Italian, literally 'to the beating'.

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