auftaktigkeit

noun
auf·​tak·​tig·​keit | \ ˈau̇fˌtäktiḵˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of auftaktigkeit

: a principle in music: all musical phrases begin on an upbeat

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History and Etymology for auftaktigkeit

German, from auftakt

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“Auftaktigkeit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auftaktigkeit. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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