Definition of petit battement in English:

petit battement

Pronunciation /pəˌtē batˈmäN/ /pəˌti bætˈmɑ̃/

noun

Ballet
  • A movement in which one leg is extended and lightly moved forward and backward from the ankle of the supporting leg.

    ‘A kick, either high (grand battement) or low (petit battement), which may be executed in any direction.’
    • ‘We did two new barre exercises, one of them was petit battement.’