adverb or adjective

mar·​ca·​to mär-ˈkä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce marcato (audio)
: with strong accentuation
used as a direction in music

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marcato was circa 1840

Dictionary Entries Near marcato

Cite this Entry

“Marcato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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