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  1. Large battement like a bell. A term of the French School and the Cecchetti method. Grands battements en cloche are continuous grands battements executed from the fourth position front or back en l'air to the fourth position back or front en l'air, passing through the first position. Same as grand battement jeté balancé, but the body remains upright as the leg swings.
  2. ["grand battement like a bell"]. Grand battements in which the leg swings continually between fourth position front and fourth position in back, the body being held erect. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY