grace note
noun Date: circa 1823 1. a musical note added as an ornament; especially appoggiatura 2. a small addition or embellishment

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  • Grace note — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grace note — n. Music a note not necessary to the melody, added only for ornamentation: it is usually printed as a small note with a slant line through the stem, just before the note that it embellishes, its short time value subtracted from the preceding or… …   English World dictionary

  • grace note — grace ,note noun count an extra musical note added in a piece of music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grace note — grace англ. [грэ/йс] grace note [грэ/йс но/ут] мелизм …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • grace note — grace′ note n. mad a musical note, as an appoggiatura, added as a melodic embellishment • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • grace note — ► NOUN Music ▪ an extra note added as an embellishment and not essential to the harmony or melody …   English terms dictionary

  • Grace note — A grace note is a kind of music notation used to denote several kinds of musical ornaments. When occurring by itself, a single grace note normally indicates the intention of either an appoggiatura or an acciaccatura. When they occur in groups,… …   Wikipedia

  • grace note — noun an embellishing note usually written in smaller size • Syn: ↑appoggiatura, ↑acciaccatura • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone * * * noun 1. : a musical note constituting or b …   Useful english dictionary

  • grace note — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grace note : singular grace note plural grace notes music an extra musical note added in a piece of music …   English dictionary

  • grace note — noun a) A musical note written in smaller print, with or without a slash through it, to indicate that its note value does not count as part of the total time value of the measure. In planning a banquet, one might consider the decision of the… …   Wiktionary

  • grace note — Music. a note not essential to the harmony or melody, added as an embellishment, esp. an appoggiatura. [1815 25] * * *       musical note constituting or being part of an ornament. See appoggiatura. * * * …   Universalium

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