Variant of staccato
- Musical Direction with distinct breaks between successive tones: usually indicated by a dot () placed over or under each note to be so produced
- made up of abrupt, distinct elements or sounds: a staccato outburst of gunfire
Origin: It, past participle of staccare, aphetic for distaccare, to detach from di(s)- (from L, dis-) plush Frankish an unverified form stakka: see stick
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