staccato mark

noun

: a pointed vertical stroke or a dot placed over or under a musical note to be produced staccato

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staccato mark was circa 1903

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“Staccato mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staccato%20mark. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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