Definition of ribattuta in US English:

ribattuta

noun

Music
  • An ornament consisting of a repeated sequence of notes, gradually increasing in speed and leading into a trill.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Grassineau (c1715–1769). From Italian ribattuta repeated striking from ribattuta, feminine of past participle of ribattere to strike again from ri + battere to strike.

Pronunciation

ribattuta

/ˌrɪbəˈtuːtə/