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battuta

[buh-too-tuh; Italian baht-too-tah]
noun, plural bat·tu·tas, bat·tu·te [buh-too-tey; Italian baht-too-te] /bəˈtu teɪ; Italian bɑtˈtu tɛ/. Music.
  1. a beat.
  2. a measure.
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Origin of battuta

1810–20; < Italian, feminine past participle of battere to beat < Latin battuere
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