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meanings of staccato


  1. A passage having this mark.
  2. 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 lasting until the sounding of the next note; as opposed to legato. Staccato is indicated by a dot directly above or below the notehead.
  3. Any sound resembling a musical staccato.


  1. Describing a passage having this mark.
  2. Made up of abruptly disconnected parts or sounds.


  1. Played in this style.

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