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- n. A brilliant display of virtuosity in which the dancer's legs open and close rapidly while in the air, with the illusion of striking together and rebounding. Also known as battu.
- n. The percussion section of an orchestra or band, the battery; marching instruments in a drumline, as opposed to the pit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A roll upon the side- or snaredrum.
- n. A method of playing the guitar by striking the strings instead of plucking them.
- n. An obsolete designation for a staccato arpeggiation of the chords of an accompaniment. Compare Alberti bass (under bass) and arpeggio.
From French batterie, from battre ‘batter’. (Wiktionary)