Music a rhythmically strong dissonant grace note used melodically and resolving to a principal harmonic tone, usually by a single scale step
Origin of appoggiaturaItalian from appoggiare, to rest, lean from Vulgar Latin appodiare, to support from Classical Latin ad-, to + an unverified form podiare, to support from podium, podium
An embellishing note, usually one step above or below the note it precedes and indicated by a small note or special sign.
Origin of appoggiaturaItalian from appoggiato past participle of appoggiare to lean on from Vulgar Latin appodiāre Latin ad- ad- Latin podium support ( from Greek podion base ) ( from pous pod- foot ; see ped- in Indo-European roots.)
appoggiatura (left) connected by a slur to a G note (right)
Borrowed from Italian appoggiatura, derived from appoggiare (“to lean”).