Acciaccatura Definition

ä-chäkə-to͝orə
acciaccature, acciaccatura
noun
In keyboard music of the Baroque period, a short grace note sounded together with the principal note or chord, but quickly released.
Webster's New World
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Noun

Singular:
acciaccatura
Plural:
acciaccaturas, acciaccature

Origin of Acciaccatura

  • Borrowing from Italian acciaccatura, from the verb acciaccare (“to crush”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Italian from acciaccare to crush

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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