a movement in which the dancer lifts one leg to the front, side, or back, and returns it to the supporting leg.
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How to use battement in a sentence
Every 'bar' of the music is called either a 'battement' of the drum, or a 'mesure' of the chanson.Shakespeare and Music | Edward W. Naylor
British Dictionary definitions for battement
ballet extension of one leg forwards, sideways, or backwards, either once or repeatedly
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