acciacatura

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian acciacatura.

Noun[edit]

acciacatura (plural acciacaturas)

  1. (music) A dissonant music note. Used in Baroque music as a decorative embellishment of a melodic note. The grace note is played as quickly as possible and takes no time from the melody note. The symbol for this grace note is a smaller quaver with a line through.