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Marcato vs. Staccato

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Marcatoadverb

(music) stressed; pronounced.

Staccatonoun

(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.

Marcatoadjective

In a marked emphatic manner; - used adverbially as a direction.

Staccatonoun

(music) A passage having this mark.

Marcato

Marcato (short form: Marc.; Italian for marked) is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord, or passage is to be played louder or more forcefully than the surrounding music. The instruction may involve the word marcato itself written above or below the staff or it may take the form of the symbol ∧, an open vertical wedge.

Staccatonoun

(figurative) Any sound resembling a musical staccato.

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Staccatoadverb

(music) played in this style

‘Now, play the same passage very staccato.’;

Staccatoadjective

(music) Describing a passage having this mark.

Staccatoadjective

Made up of abruptly disconnected parts or sounds.

Staccatoadjective

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.

Staccatoadjective

Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.

‘Staccato and peremptory [literary criticism].’;

Staccatoadjective

marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply;

‘staccato applause’; ‘a staccato command’; ‘staccato notes’;

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Staccatoadverb

separating the notes; in music;

‘play this staccato, please’;

Staccato

Staccato ([stakˈkaːto]; Italian for ) is a form of musical articulation. In modern notation, it signifies a note of shortened duration, separated from the note that may follow by silence.

‘detached’;

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