Translation of baton in Spanish:

baton

batuta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbat(ə)n//bəˈtɑn/

noun

  • 1

    Music
    (conductor's wand)
    batuta feminine
    • Under the baton of veteran Musical Director Derek Broadbent the orchestra seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as the cast.
    • From the day he raised a baton as principal conductor in Birmingham in 1980, Rattle has been the golden boy of classical music.
    • This is home to the Seattle Symphony, but even before the conductor lifts his baton, you get a show.
    • Ever wonder just what, exactly, a composer is doing when he's waving his baton around while the orchestra plays?
    • I remember the conductor's baton coming down and everyone started to play except me who had no idea of where I was or of how to follow the beat!
    • He waved a hand in the air like he was holding a baton and conducting an orchestra.
    • But I still prefer my own, a Victorian ivory and ebony conductor's baton.
    • Now Jansons is taking his baton to orchestras that have nothing to prove.
    • It was natural, of course, that a man who had stood, holding his conductor's baton on the greatest cities of the world would be like this.
    • But the fact remains that on September 7, Rattle will take a huge step away from Britain when he finally takes up his baton as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • When a conductor raises or lowers his or her baton, the musicians know it is time to start or stop playing.
    • Holding the baton for the choir was music teacher, Fiona McPhillips.
    • I normally deplore applause that begins before the conductor lowers his baton, but I joined in the spontaneous delight at the pyrotechnics.
    • The singing is excellent down through the cast and the orchestra performs splendidly under his incisive baton.
    • He is a phenomenon of the podium, an immigrant kid who first raised a baton for Toscanini at the age of seven and has since conducted 5,000 performances.
    • The conductor lifted his baton high above his head, and signaled the band to pick up their instruments.
    • He leads with an incisive baton and the orchestra and chorus respond with spirit.
    • So, in desperation, the Italian orchestra handed the baton over to its own principal cellist.
    • When he conducted, the baton looked small and yet he held it so delicately.
    • Later, at school in Uppingham, he even wielded the baton, with evident glee, for a newly composed opera written by a young friend.
  • 2British

    (truncheon)
    bastón masculine
    • The police had erected iron fences and used tear gas, batons and rubber bullets to disperse the protests.
    • Police wielded batons and fired tear gas at the protesters.
    • We are not talking about ‘long time police’, men armed with batons and dressed in short pants.
    • Sam and I quickly shook our arms and police batons fell out of our sleeves.
    • Earlier in the day seven protesters were arrested when 500 police attempted to disperse a rally using batons and water cannons.
    • Clashes with riot police armed with batons and tear gas broke out in different areas of the city.
    • All members will carry long batons, but there will only be one or two Remington shotguns using plastic bullets and beanbags.
    • They were dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas.
    • Twenty thousand police were dispatched, armed with riot gear, tear gas, batons, and live ammunition.
    • Twenty officers mounted on horses quickly advanced, swinging batons, flanked by police on foot who fired concussion grenades and volleys of rubber bullets.
    • As this too failed to disperse the crowd, officers were forced to try to push back the protesters with batons, water cannons, tear gas and blank bullets.
    • He said he was then approached from behind by a uniformed police officer with his baton drawn.
    • Heavily armed riot police used tear gas, water cannon and batons to break up groups of demonstrators and then chased them down side streets.
    • Police wielded batons and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse crowds and take control of the streets.
    • Over the course of about thirty demonstrations, more than 100 people were injured by batons, rubber bullets and tear-gas inhalation.
    • Police with guns and batons lined the way, together with armoured vehicles, razor wire and concrete barricades.
    • Around 250 police armed with tear gas, water cannons, batons, shields and automatic weapons attacked the workers when they refused to disperse.
    • Police used firearms, tear gas, grenades and batons during the confrontation.
    • They were stopped by scores of riot policemen armed with automatic weapons, batons and water cannons.
    • There were police with tear gas and rubber bullets and batons.
  • 3

    Sport
    (in relay race)
    testigo masculine
    before noun baton change relevo masculine
    • Continuing the theme of movement, the third revealed a split screen showing identical images of relay racers passing a baton.
    • They were leading when their third runner dropped the baton before passing it to the anchor.
    • The Queen will also visit Leeds and attend a garden party at Harewood House on July 11-the day of the baton's relay through the city.
    • Minutes later he was back to hand the baton to the next runner who set off towards Smithy Bridge as smiling onlookers applauded and yelled their support.
    • I've heard her talk about this;the third runner knocked the baton out of her hand, her knee came up.
  • 4British

    Military
    (officer's)
    bastón de mando masculine
    • It is said every soldier carries a field marshal's baton in his knapsack.
    • Brauchitsch, having been promoted to general in February 1938, was given his field marshal's baton in July 1940.
    • Victory brought Wellington a field marshal's baton, sensitively designed by the Prince Regent himself.
    • I have a field marshal's baton in the backpack, it is just that the season is not right to take it out.
  • 5

    (drum major's or majorette's)
    bastón masculine
    • In the week leading up to the big event, drum majors, baton twirlers and cheerleaders fill hotel staterooms, elevator banks and stairwells.
    • Firstly, a man brandishes a halberd (a six-foot pole with a wide, glinting blade at its tip) before whirling it around like a majorette might twirl a baton.
    • There might be a Rose Parade all the way to the Hall of Fame with Pete out front twirling the baton if, and when, he becomes eligible.
    • We hope any money collected as part of WISH 2012 will go towards purchasing new uniforms for our majorette troupe and new batons for our dance competitions.
    • On a sunny July 4 morning in Ripley - a town of 3400 souls - he revelled in the festivities as batons twirled and bands marched.
    • He set scoring records at Niagara and twirled the baton at Buffalo Bills games.
    • They talked about how she was prone to forget her majorette baton and even her performance wig, but never her lip gloss, which she wore all the time.
    • In 2008, the National Toy Hall of Fame inducted "The Stick" into its lineup of all-time best toys, noting that "sticks can turn into swords, magic wands, majorette batons, and light sabers."