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battuta

[ buh-too-tuh; Italian baht-too-tah ]
/ bəˈtu tə; Italian bɑtˈtu tɑ /
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noun, plural bat·tu·tas, bat·tu·te [buh-too-tey; Italian baht-too-te]. /bəˈtu teɪ; Italian bɑtˈtu tɛ/. Music.

a beat.
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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How to use battuta in a sentence

  • These items are recorded by a Moorish traveler, John Battuta, who visited the spot six hundred years ago.

    The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
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