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appoggiatura

noun ap·pog·gia·tu·ra \ə-ˌpä-jə-ˈtr-ə\

Definition of APPOGGIATURA

:  an embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size

Origin of APPOGGIATURA

Italian, literally, support
First Known Use: 1753

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