One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ornament consisting of a repeated sequence of notes, gradually increasing in speed and leading into a trill.
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.
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