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staccato
     1. n. (music) An articulation marking directing that a note or passage of notes are to be played in an abruptly disconnected manner, with each note sounding for a very short duration, and a short break last
     2. n. (music) A passage having this mark.
     3. adv. (music) played in this style
           Now, play the same passage very staccato.
     4. adj. (music) Describing a passage having this mark.
     5. adj. Made up of abruptly disconnected parts or sounds.

Example Sentences

This is an engaging mixture of the leader's Brazilian origins, with a more staccato and angular feel taken from spikier notions of jazz and Scottish dance music. 


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