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Etymology

Borrowed from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] staccato, past participle of staccare, meaning "to separate"

Noun

Singular
staccato

Plural
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.

Adverb

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

Adjective

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Positive
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Comparative
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  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark

Antonyms


Italian

Verb

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

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

Adjective

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

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

Noun

staccato m. (plural staccati)

  1. staccato

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