Meaning of ribattuta in English:

ribattuta

Pronunciation /ˌrɪbəˈtuːtə/

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 (from post-classical Latin battere).