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Meaning of battement

batte•ment

Pronunciation: (bat'munt Fr. bat&supschwa&sylpmän'), [key]
— pl. -ments
  1. a movement in which the dancer lifts one leg to the front, side, or back, and returns it to the supporting leg.
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