In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(conductor's wand)batuta feminine
- When a conductor raises or lowers his or her baton, the musicians know it is time to start or stop playing.
- 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.
- Under the baton of veteran Musical Director Derek Broadbent the orchestra seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as the cast.
- The singing is excellent down through the cast and the orchestra performs splendidly under his incisive baton.
- He leads with an incisive baton and the orchestra and chorus respond with spirit.
- 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.
- So, in desperation, the Italian orchestra handed the baton over to its own principal cellist.
- This is home to the Seattle Symphony, but even before the conductor lifts his baton, you get a show.
- 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.
- Now Jansons is taking his baton to orchestras that have nothing to prove.
- Ever wonder just what, exactly, a composer is doing when he's waving his baton around while the orchestra plays?
- He waved a hand in the air like he was holding a baton and conducting an orchestra.
- Holding the baton for the choir was music teacher, Fiona McPhillips.
- 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.
- I normally deplore applause that begins before the conductor lowers his baton, but I joined in the spontaneous delight at the pyrotechnics.
- The conductor lifted his baton high above his head, and signaled the band to pick up their instruments.
- From the day he raised a baton as principal conductor in Birmingham in 1980, Rattle has been the golden boy of classical music.
- But I still prefer my own, a Victorian ivory and ebony conductor's baton.
- 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!
- Over the course of about thirty demonstrations, more than 100 people were injured by batons, rubber bullets and tear-gas inhalation.
- 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.
- They were stopped by scores of riot policemen armed with automatic weapons, batons and water cannons.
- Heavily armed riot police used tear gas, water cannon and batons to break up groups of demonstrators and then chased them down side streets.
- We are not talking about ‘long time police’, men armed with batons and dressed in short pants.
- Earlier in the day seven protesters were arrested when 500 police attempted to disperse a rally using batons and water cannons.
- Police used firearms, tear gas, grenades and batons during the confrontation.
- He said he was then approached from behind by a uniformed police officer with his baton drawn.
- The police had erected iron fences and used tear gas, batons and rubber bullets to disperse the protests.
- Clashes with riot police armed with batons and tear gas broke out in different areas of the city.
- Police wielded batons and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse crowds and take control of the streets.
- Police wielded batons and fired tear gas at the protesters.
- Sam and I quickly shook our arms and police batons fell out of our sleeves.
- Around 250 police armed with tear gas, water cannons, batons, shields and automatic weapons attacked the workers when they refused to disperse.
- Police with guns and batons lined the way, together with armoured vehicles, razor wire and concrete barricades.
- There were police with tear gas and rubber bullets and batons.
- Twenty officers mounted on horses quickly advanced, swinging batons, flanked by police on foot who fired concussion grenades and volleys of rubber bullets.
- Twenty thousand police were dispatched, armed with riot gear, tear gas, batons, and live ammunition.
- 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.
(in relay race)testigo masculinebefore 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.
- 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.
- They were leading when their third runner dropped the baton before passing it to the anchor.
- I've heard her talk about this;the third runner knocked the baton out of her hand, her knee came up.
- 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.
(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.
- I have a field marshal's baton in the backpack, it is just that the season is not right to take it out.
- Victory brought Wellington a field marshal's baton, sensitively designed by the Prince Regent himself.
5(drum major's or majorette's)bastón masculine
- 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.
- On a sunny July 4 morning in Ripley - a town of 3400 souls - he revelled in the festivities as batons twirled and bands marched.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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 the week leading up to the big event, drum majors, baton twirlers and cheerleaders fill hotel staterooms, elevator banks and stairwells.
- 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.
- He set scoring records at Niagara and twirled the baton at Buffalo Bills games.
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