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

Italian, literally, crushing


First Known Use: 1749

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