acciaccatura

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

Definition of acciaccatura

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

Origin and Etymology of acciaccatura

borrowed from Italian, literally, “bruising, crushing,” from acciaccato, past participle of acciaccare “to bruise, crush, squash” (probably of onomatapoeic origin) + -ura -ure


First Known Use: 1749

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