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

martellato

noun
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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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“Martellato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martellato. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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