marcato

adverb or adjective
mar·​ca·​to | \ mär-ˈkä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce marcato (audio) \

Definition of marcato

: with strong accentuation used as a direction in music

First Known Use of marcato

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marcato

Italian, past participle of marcare to mark, accent, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marcōn to mark

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“Marcato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marcato. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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