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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ballet move involving a beating action with an extended leg
  • n. A thumping or beating sensation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beating; striking; impulse.
  • n. In music, a trill-like ornament, consisting of a slow shake of a tone with the next tone below, beginning with the latter: common in old-fashioned music.
  • n. Opposed to the cadence (see cadence, 4 ) in that in the latter the trill begins with the principal note.


From French battement. (Wiktionary)



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