: an embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size
Examples of appoggiatura in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWelser-Most adopted a pace that was leisurely but not indulgent, giving the strings time to lean on those heavenly appoggiaturas and showcase the luminous clarity for which the Cleveland Orchestra is renowned.
Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2019
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