batterie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French batterie, from battre (to hit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbætəɹi/ (or as French, below)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: battery

Noun[edit]

batterie (plural batteries)

  1. (dance) 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.
  2. (music) The percussion section of an orchestra or band, the battery; marching instruments in a drumline, as opposed to the pit.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (display of virtuosity): battu

References[edit]

  • battery” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French baterie, from batre (to hit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

batterie f (plural batteries)

  1. (military) battery
  2. (music) percussion, drum kit, battery/batterie
  3. battery (electricity storing device)
  4. (dance) batterie
  5. (agriculture) battery

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

batterie

  1. plural form of batteria

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