Definition of batterie in English:

batterie

noun

Ballet
  • The action of beating or crossing the feet or calves together during a leap or jump.

    • ‘The sensual Dmitri Belogolovtsev is a strong, smooth turner, but his batterie needed polish.’
    • ‘The speedy batterie; the sharp, fast releves and jumps on pointe that punctuate the ballerina's solos, and the quick transitions between steps, are not simply technically impeccable.’
    • ‘Mr. Muruev displayed some prowess in his batterie and big leaps.’
    • ‘With his joyful batterie, Wevers is ideal in the role.’
    • ‘Over this base they start to develop the other things: the artistic sense of the movement, the technique - jumps, batterie, many things.’

Origin

French, literally ‘beating’.

Pronunciation

batterie

/ˈbadərē/