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noun 
  1. A melodically important musical ornament, sounded on the beat, preceding a main note (which it is one scale-step higher or lower than) and normally subtracting for itself half of the time value of that main note; written as a note of smaller size like the acciaccatura, but without the semi-oblique stroke.
"The following Adagietto was like a long, melting composed of smaller dying falls and languid resolutions." — New York Times, March 2, 1992
Etymology: Borrowed from Italian appoggiatura, derived from appoggiare, meaning "to lean."


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