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definition of the word staccato

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Borrowed from Italian staccato, past participle of staccare, meaning "to separate"

Singular
staccato

Plural
staccatos or staccati

staccato (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.

staccato (comparative more staccato, superlative most staccato)

Positive
staccato

Comparative
more staccato

Superlative
most staccato

  1. (music) played in this style
    Now, play the same passage very staccato.

staccato (comparative more staccato, superlative most staccato)

Positive
staccato

Comparative
more staccato

Superlative
most staccato

  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark


staccato m (f staccata, m plural staccati, f plural staccate)

  1. Past participle of staccare.
  2. Past participle of staccarsi.

staccato m (f staccata, m plural staccati, f plural staccate)

  1. disjointed, disunited, separate
  2. loose (pages in a book)

staccato m. (plural staccati)

  1. staccato
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