- 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.
- 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.
Origin of marcatoItalian, past participle of marcare, to mark, accent, from Old Italian; see demarcation.
Borrowed from Italian marcato, past participle of marcare (“to stress").