attacco

noun
at·​tac·​co | \ əˈtä(ˌ)kō, -ta- \
plural -s

Definition of attacco

: 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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History and Etymology for attacco

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

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“Attacco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attacco. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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