The definition of marcato is a musical direction where each note is emphasized.
An example of something marcato is a direction that each note in a song must be strummed intensely; marcato direction.
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Marcato is defined as music played with each note emphasized.
An example of marcato used as an adverb is in the instruction to "play marcato," which means to accent each note.
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Musical Direction with each note emphasized
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Music adverb & adj.
With strong accentuation. Used chiefly as a direction. noun pl. mar·ca·tos
A marcato passage or movement.
Origin: Italian, past participle of marcare, to mark, accent, from Old Italian; see demarcation.