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adjective (or adverb)

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


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plural -s
: martellato technique, notes, or effect

Word History


Adjective (or adverb)

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

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“Martellato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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