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grupetto (plural grupettos)

  1. (music) A group of notes played together that are added to the melody, also known as the "turn" or grace notes.
  2. A small group.
  3. (professional road cycling) The trailing group of riders in a stage race that tries to finish the race stage in which it was formed at a time just under the cut-off time for when they would otherwise be disqualified from continuing on to the next stage of the race.

Usage notes[edit]

Internationally used for the group of riders that forms at the back of mountain stages in cycling road races.

See also[edit]


  • (music) Grupetto, Auer, Leopold, 1921. Violin Playing as I Teach it., page 125
  • (music) Grupetto, Stubbins, William Harold, 1951. The study of the clarinet: (for soprano, alto or bass clarinet)., Page 122.



grupetto m

  1. (music) grupetto
  2. A small group.