There are 2 definitions of barre in English:

barre

Line breaks: barre
Pronunciation: /bɑː
 
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noun

  • 1A horizontal bar at waist level on which ballet dancers rest a hand for support during certain 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.’
  • 2 [as modifier] Denoting a chord played using the barré method.
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    • Rather than the standard barrage of bass and major barre chords, The Banshees offered a sound that was expansive and broad, yet no less claustrophobic and tense than any of their peers.
    • The strings are far easier to push down, and I can now play barre chords at roughly the same speed as standard ones - I need to reposition my hand far less than before.
    • Without them, the current crop of people claiming that rock is dead would probably still be trying to master barre chords.

Origin

French.

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There are 2 definitions of barre in English:

barré

Line breaks: barré
Pronunciation: /ˈbareɪ
 
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noun

Music
  • A method of playing a chord on the guitar or a similar instrument in which one finger is laid across all the strings at a particular fret.
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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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