Definition of a battuta in English:

a battuta

adverb

Music
  • (especially as a direction) returning to strict tempo.

    • ‘He uncovers another unusual aspect: this is a recitative written and performed ‘a battuta’.’
    • ‘The vibraphone offers a misty rendition of the melody after the accordion, followed by a guitar section senza battuta, and then violin a battuta.’

Origin

Italian, literally to the beating.

Pronunciation:

a battuta

/ˌɑː bəˈtuːtə/