inverted mordente
Pralltriller Prall"tril`ler, n.; G. pl. {Prall"triller}. [G.] (Music) A melodic embellishment consisting of the quick alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone above it, usually the next of the scale; -- called also the {inverted mordente}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Pralltriller — Prall tril ler, n.; G. pl. {Prall triller}. [G.] (Music) A melodic embellishment consisting of the quick alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone above it, usually the next of the scale; called also the {inverted mordente}. [Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pralltriller — Prall tril ler, n.; G. pl. {Prall triller}. [G.] (Music) A melodic embellishment consisting of the quick alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone above it, usually the next of the scale; called also the {inverted mordente}. [Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mordent — /mawr dnt/, n. Music. 1. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with the tone a half or a whole step below it, called single or short when the auxiliary tone occurs once and double or long when this occurs… …   Universalium

  • mordent — /ˈmɔdnt / (say mawdnt) noun 1. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal note with a supplementary note a semitone below it, called single or short when the supplementary note occurs only once, and double or long… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mordent — [môr′dənt] n. [Ger < It mordente, prp. of mordere < L, to bite: see MORDANT] Music an ornament made by a single rapid alternation of a principal tone with a subsidiary tone a half step or whole step below: in a double mordent there are two… …   English World dictionary

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