Definitions
staccato Tweet Definition of staccato Like Definition of staccato on Facebook
noun (plural staccatos or staccati)
  1. (music) An articulation marking directing that a note or passage of notes are to be played in an abruptly disconnected manner, with each note sounding for a very short duration, and a short break lasting until the sounding of the next note; as opposed to legato. Staccato is indicated by a dot directly above or below the notehead.
  2. (music) A passage having this mark.
adjective 
  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark
adverb 
  1. (music) played in this style
Now, play the same passage very .
Etymology: Borrowed from staccato, past participle of staccare, meaning "to separate"


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for staccato for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of staccato
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.