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staccato

stac·ca·to

staccato

 
pronunciation:
st ka to
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: composed of abrupt, distinct notes, sounds, or parts, as a musical passage or a burst of gunfire.
definition 2: in music, cut short; played crisply, with a distinct break before the next note.
definition 3: characterized by a series of short, disconnected parts.
definition 4:  
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part of speech: noun
inflections: staccati, staccatos
definition 1: a staccato musical passage.
definition 2: something composed of abrupt, distinct sounds or parts.
The staccato of hail on the tin roof.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a staccato style or manner (used as a musical direction).