grace note

noun

Definition of grace note

1 : a musical note added as an ornament especially : appoggiatura
2 : a small addition or embellishment

Examples of grace note in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are no major plot questions to be answered, so instead he is given this final character grace note before the story as a whole moves on to its next phase. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2022 Others support Senate candidate Ron Hanks, another election denier who attended the January 6, 2021, rally that served as a grace note to the assault on the Capitol. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 21 June 2022 The film and the subsequent digging that unearthed Rebecca’s sub-Saharan African lineage also provided a remarkable grace note for Maria, who passed away earlier this month. Forest Whitaker, Variety, 28 Jan. 2022 Another grace note comes from Vanessa Aurora Sierra, who works against the usual Anita stereotypes in favor of a character who is palpably vulnerable and, of course, hardly that much older than anyone else at the fateful dance. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 19 Feb. 2022 But Hudson, who is also an executive producer, felt a grace note was needed to summarize the musical giant’s journey. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Dec. 2021 While Jones is musical, her blue note always hits harder than any grace note. New York Times, 17 Sep. 2021 And the creative director Virginie Viard’s spectacular princess-style gown only amplified this, punctuating her collection with a happily-ever-after grace note. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 The leather notes from the nose ride back in for a final flourish on a finish that is sweetened up with a grace note of toffee. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of grace note

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grace note was circa 1823

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30 Jul 2022

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“Grace note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grace%20note. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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