staccato mark
noun Date: circa 1903 a pointed vertical stroke or a dot placed over or under a musical note to be produced staccato

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  • staccato mark — noun : a pointed vertical stroke or a dot that is put over or under a musical note to be produced staccato * * * (in music notation) a dot, wedge, or vertical stroke over or under a note to indicate that it should be played staccato. [1900 05] *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • staccato mark — (in music notation) a dot, wedge, or vertical stroke over or under a note to indicate that it should be played staccato. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • staccato mark — noun a dot or stroke above or below a note indicating that it is to be played staccato …   English new terms dictionary

  • staccato — [stə kät′ō] adj. [It, pp. of staccare, aphetic for distaccare, to detach < di(s) (< L, DIS ) + Frank * stakka: see STICK] 1. [also in italics] Musical Direction with distinct breaks between successive tones: usually indicated by a dot… …   English World dictionary

  • staccato — adv., adj., & n. esp. Mus. adv. & adj. with each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others (cf. LEGATO, TENUTO). n. (pl. os) 1 a staccato passage in music etc. 2 staccato delivery or presentation. Phrases and idioms: staccato… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staccato — In musical notation, the Italian word staccato (literally detached , plural staccatos or staccati ) indicates that notes are separated in a detached and distinctly separate manner, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to… …   Wikipedia

  • staccato — 1. noun a) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • Mezzo staccato — In music, Mezzo staccato means moderately detached . It is a style of playing between staccato and legato, and is also referred to as non legato. Mezzo staccato notes are held for a longer time than with standard staccato notes, but none of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Tenuto — (Italian, past participle of tenere to hold ) is a direction used in musical notation. Arguably, it is one of the first directions to be used in music notation, as Notker of St. Gall ( c. 840 912) discusses the use of the letter t in plainsong… …   Wikipedia

  • List of musical symbols — Modern musical symbols are the marks and symbols that are widely used in musical scores of all styles and instruments today. This is intended to be a comprehensive guide to the various symbols encountered in modern musical notation. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

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