May
15
2014

staccato

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

stə ka to

adjective
1. composed of abrupt, distinct notes, sounds, or parts, as a musical passage or a burst of gunfire.

2. in music, cut short; played crisply, with a distinct break before the next note.

 noun
1: a staccato musical passage.
2: something composed of abrupt, distinct sounds or parts.
The staccato of hail on the tin roof.

 adverb
in a staccato style or manner (used as a musical direction).

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