Definition of Acciaccatura in English :

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Acciaccatura meaning in English

Meaning of Acciaccatura in English

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1. acciaccatura, appoggiatura, grace note

an embellishing note usually written in smaller size

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noun plural -ras or -re (-reɪ, -riː)
a small grace note melodically adjacent to a principal note and played simultaneously with or immediately before it
(in modern music) a very short appoggiatura

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in keyboard music of the Baroque period, a short grace note sounded together with the principal note or chord, but quickly released

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An ornament note that is one half step or one whole step higher or lower than a principal note and is sounded at the same time as the principal note, adding dissonance to a harmony.

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