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acciaccatura

acciaccatura

noun ac·ciac·ca·tu·ra \(ˌ)ä-ˌchä-kə-ˈtr-ə\

Definition of ACCIACCATURA

:  a discordant note sounded with a principal note or chord and immediately released

Origin of ACCIACCATURA

Italian, literally, crushing
First Known Use: circa 1819

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