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Staccato vs. Spiccato — What's the Difference?

Staccato vs. Spiccato — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Staccato and Spiccato

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Staccato

Staccato ([stakˈkaːto]; Italian for "detached") 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.

Spiccato

Spiccato [spikˈkaːto] is a bowing technique for string instruments in which the bow appears to bounce lightly upon the string. The term comes from the past participle of the Italian verb spiccare, meaning "to separate".

Staccato

(Music) Cut short crisply; detached
Staccato octaves.

Spiccato

A technique of bowing in which the bow is made to bounce slightly from the string.

Staccato

Marked by or composed of abrupt, disconnected parts or sounds
Staccato applause.
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Spiccato

Of or employing spiccato.

Staccato

A staccato manner or sound.

Spiccato

(music) detached; separated; with every note performed in a distinct and pointed manner.

Staccato

(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.

Spiccato

(music) A manner of playing a stringed instrument such that the bow is bounced off the strings after each note.

Staccato

(music) A passage having this mark.

Spiccato

Detached; separated; - a term indicating that every note is to be performed in a distinct and pointed manner.

Staccato

(figurative) Any sound resembling a musical staccato.

Spiccato

Bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings

Staccato

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

Staccato

(music) Describing a passage having this mark.

Staccato

Made up of abruptly disconnected parts or sounds.

Staccato

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.

Staccato

Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.
Staccato and peremptory [literary criticism].

Staccato

Marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply;
Staccato applause
A staccato command
Staccato notes

Staccato

Separating the notes; in music;
Play this staccato, please

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