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Meaning of APPOGGIATURA

Pronunciation:  `upâju'tûru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
 

APPOGGIATURA is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acciaccatura, grace note
 
 See Also: musical note, note, tone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ap*pog`gia*tu"ra\, n. [It., fr. appogiarre to
lean, to rest; ap- (L. ad) + poggiare to mount, ascend,
poggio hill, fr. L. podium an elevated place.] (Mus.)
A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the
time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note
one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of
the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller
size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential
part of the harmony.

 

 

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