: a musical ornament made by a quick alternation of a principal tone with the tone immediately below it
Examples of mordent in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOn the page, that ornament is a little squiggle called a mordent, instructing the player that the note should quickly alternate with one next to it.
Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, 25 Feb. 2018
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