attacco

noun at·tac·co \ əˈtä(ˌ)kō , -ta- \

Definition of attacco

plural -s
:a motive or short phrase in music presented in contrapuntal imitation and introduced in the course of a composition as development or as the feature of a fugue exposition

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Origin and Etymology of attacco

Italian, literally, attachment, connection, from attaccare to attach, attack


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