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battuta

[buh-too-tuh; Italian baht-too-tah] /bəˈtu tə; Italian bɑtˈtu tɑ/
noun, plural battutas, battute
[buh-too-tey; Italian baht-too-te] /bəˈtu teɪ; Italian bɑtˈtu tɛ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
a beat.
2.
a measure.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian, feminine past participle of battere to beat < Latin battuere
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