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Meaning of STACCATO

Pronunciation:  stu'kâtow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  separating the notes; in music; "play this staccato, please"
  2. [adj]  marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; (music) cut short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a staccato command"; "staccato notes"
 

STACCATO is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abrupt, disconnected
 
 Antonyms: legato, legato, smooth
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stac*ca"to\, a. [It., p. p. of staccere, equivalent to
distaccare. See {Detach}.]
1. (Mus.) Disconnected; separated; distinct; -- a direction
   to perform the notes of a passage in a short, distinct,
   and pointed manner. It is opposed to {legato}, and often
   indicated by heavy accents written over or under the
   notes, or by dots when the performance is to be less
   distinct and emphatic.

2. Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.

         Staccato and peremptory [literary criticism]. --G.
                                               Eliot.

 

 

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