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Barrès

[ba-res] /baˈrɛs/
noun
1.
Maurice
[moh-rees] /moʊˈris/ (Show IPA),
1862–1923, French novelist, writer on politics, and politician.

barre

or bar

[bahr] /bɑr/
noun, Ballet.
1.
a handrail placed at hip height, used by a dancer to maintain balance during practice.
Origin of barre
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50

barré

[bah-rey] /bɑˈreɪ/
noun
1.
Textiles. a pattern of stripes or bands of color extending across the warp in woven and knitted fabrics.
2.
Textiles. a streak in the filling direction when one or more picks are of a color different from that of adjacent picks.
3.
Music. a technique of playing a chord on a stringed instrument by laying a finger across the strings at a particular fret, raising their pitch.
Origin
< French: literally, barred, past participle of barrer, derivative of barre bar1
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  • The Vicomte des barres rose from his chair and lounged into the middle of the room.

    Angelot Eleanor Price
  • It was hard to concentrate; her thoughts were straying, now, to barres.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • “Dulcie needs clothes suitable to her age,” continued barres.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • “Belongs to barres,” interrupted Esm Trenor in his drawling voice.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • barres took her to the studio door, then returned to the table with the group of men.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • But neither Thessalie nor barres could see them up there behind the chimney.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • Her gaze was lifted to barres, who bent over her in jesting conversation.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • I guess that was the only way—if she was really going to take it up to young barres.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • Dulcie turned her eyes on barres in silent appeal for guidance.

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  • “Tell us as much as you think necessary,” said barres, watching her.

    The Moonlit Way

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British Dictionary definitions for barres

Barrès

/French barɛs/
noun
1.
Maurice (mɔris). 1862–1923, French novelist, essayist, and politician: a fervent nationalist and individualist

barre

/bar/
noun
1.
a rail at hip height used for ballet practice and leg exercises
Word Origin
literally: bar

barré

/ˈbæreɪ/
noun
1.
the act of laying the index finger over some or all of the strings of a guitar, lute, or similar instrument, so that the pitch of each stopped string is simultaneously raised Compare capo1
2.
the playing of chords in this manner
verb
3.
to execute (chords) in this manner
adverb
4.
by using the barré
Word Origin
C19: from French, from barrerbar1
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Word Origin and History for barres

barre

1876, in reference to chords played on a guitar, etc., from French, literally "bar" (see bar (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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