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Battuta

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Battuta (Mus) The measuring of time by beating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n battuta In music: A beat in keeping time.
    • n battuta A bar or measure. See a battuta and a tempo.
    • n battuta In medieval music, a forbidden progression of the outer voice-parts of a harmony from a tenth on the up-beat to an octave on the down-beat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. battuta, fr. battere, to beat

Usage

In literature:

These items are recorded by a Moorish traveler, John Battuta, who visited the spot six hundred years ago.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

At a Dar Al Ber Society kiosk in Dubai's Ibn Battuta Mall, Mohammed sits and waits.
Ibn Battuta is one of history's great explorers.
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