Definition of petit battement in English:

petit battement

noun

Ballet
  • A movement in which one leg is extended and lightly moved forwards and backwards from the ankle of the supporting leg.

    • ‘We did two new barre exercises, one of them was petit battement.’
    • ‘A kick, either high (grand battement) or low (petit battement), which may be executed in any direction.’

Pronunciation

petit battement

/p(ə)ti batmɑ̃//ˌpɛti//ˌpəti ˈbat(ə)mɒ̃/