Martellato meaning

(music) A musical notation to indicate that the note is strongly accented, or hammered out, as to bowed string instruments and the piano.
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Origin of martellato

  • Borrowed from Italian martellato (“hammered”), from martellare (“to hammer, throb”), from martello (“hammer”), related to Latin martulus, marculus (“small hammer”), diminutive of marcus (“hammer”).

    From Wiktionary