mordent

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mor·dent

noun \ˈmr-dənt, mr-ˈdent\

Definition of MORDENT

:  a musical ornament made by a quick alternation of a principal tone with the tone immediately below it

Origin of MORDENT

Italian mordente, literally, biting, pungent, from Latin mordent-, mordens, present participle of mordēre
First Known Use: 1806

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