mar·​tel·​la·​to | \ ¦märtᵊl¦ät(ˌ)ō\

Definition of martellato

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: detached and strongly accented used as a direction to players of bowed instruments — compare détaché


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plural -s

Definition of martellato (Entry 2 of 2)

: martellato technique, notes, or effect

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History and Etymology for martellato

Adjective (or adverb)

Italian, from past participle of martellare to hammer, strike, from martello hammer, from Late Latin martellus

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