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barre

also bar  (bär)
n.
1. A handrail fixed to a wall, as in a dance studio, used by ballet dancers as a support in certain exercises.
2. A fingering technique used with fretted stringed instruments in which a finger is laid across the fretboard to stop all or several strings at once.

[French, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *barra, of Gaulish origin.]

barre

(bar)
n
(Ballet) a rail at hip height used for ballet practice and leg exercises
[literally: bar]

barré

(ˈbæreɪ)
n
1. (Music, other) the act of laying the index finger over some or all of the strings of a guitar, lute, or similar instrument, so that the pitch of each stopped string is simultaneously raised. Compare capo1
2. (Music, other) the playing of chords in this manner
vb
(Music, other) to execute (chords) in this manner
adv
(Music, other) by using the barré
[C19: from French, from barrer bar1]

barre

(bɑr)

n.
a handrail placed along a wall at hip height, used by a ballet dancer to maintain balance during practice.
Also bar.
[1935–40]

barre


Past participle: barréed
Gerund: barréing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I barréed
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Present Continuous
I am barréing
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Present Perfect
I have barréed
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Past Continuous
I was barréing
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Past Perfect
I had barréed
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Future
I will barre
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Future Perfect
I will have barréed
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Future Continuous
I will be barréing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barréing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barréing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barréing
you had been barréing
he/she/it had been barréing
we had been barréing
you had been barréing
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Conditional
I would barre
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he/she/it would barre
we would barre
you would barre
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Past Conditional
I would have barréed
you would have barréed
he/she/it would have barréed
we would have barréed
you would have barréed
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barre

A wooden bar just above hip height to give hand support for ballet class exercises.
Translations

barre

n (Ballet) → Stange f; at the barrean der Stange