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Staccato meaning

staccato - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply; " staccato applause"; " a staccato command"; " staccato notes"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.

staccato - examples of usage

  1. Just then the rapid- fire, steady clicking of the key changed abruptly to the sharp, staccato insistence of a " call." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. These last four words are very staccato indeed. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. This is very staccato. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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