acciaccatura


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acciaccatura
left: C note without acciaccatura
bottom: C note with acciaccatura

ac·ciac·ca·tu·ra

 (ä-chä′kə-to͝or′ə)
n. Music
An ornament note that is one half step or one whole step higher or lower than a principal note and is sounded at the same time as the principal note, adding dissonance to a harmony.

[Italian, a crushing, acciaccatura, from acciaccare, to crush, weaken, from acciacco, ailment, from Spanish achaque, ailment, defect, excuse, from achacar, to blame, from Arabic al-šakwa, the complaint : al-, the + šakwa, complaint, grievance (from šakā, to complain, suffer).]

acciaccatura

(ɑːˌtʃɑːkɑːˈtʊərə)
n, pl -ras or -re (-reɪ; -riː)
1. (Classical Music) a small grace note melodically adjacent to a principal note and played simultaneously with or immediately before it
2. (Classical Music) (in modern music) a very short appoggiatura
[C18: Italian: literally, a crushing sound]

ac•ciac•ca•tu•ra

(əˌtʃɑ kəˈtʊər ə)

n., pl. -tu•ras, -tu•re (-ˈtʊər eɪ, -ˈtʊər i)
a short grace note one half step below, and struck at the same time as, a principal note.
[1875–80; < Italian: literally, a pounding, crushing =acciacc(are) to crush, bruise + -atura (see -ate1, -ure)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acciaccatura - an embellishing note usually written in smaller sizeacciaccatura - an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
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acciaccatura
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X 8 letters: ARAUCANA, EYEPIECE, SYSTASIS 9 letters: ATHABASKA, CONCYCLIC EBENACEAE, GONGAGENG, HACHSHISH, OGBOMOSHO, SUSPENSES 10 letters: ANATHEMATA, EVERYWHERE, SYSTEMISES 11 letters: ANAMNIONATA, ELEAGNACEAE, HEATHTHRUSH, KNICKAKNOCK, YMAGYNYNGLY 12 letters: ACCIACCATURA (cham), EVIDENCEABLE, LIGULIFLORAL (cham), REVERBERATOR, SYSTEMATISES 13 letters: EXPERGISCENCE, PIMPERLIMPIMP, READER-PRINTER, WINDOWSWALLOW 14 letters: ACANTHOCEPHALA, ELECTROPHORESE, THROSTLE-THROAT 15 letters: SERORESISTANCES 16 letters: ABRACHIOCEPHALIA (sted), SINISTROTORSIONS (sted) 17 letters: TRANSIT-INSTRUMENT 18 letters: EMPLOYMENT-EXCHANGE (b) Pattern X ?
In an effort to translate this into modern notation, the Keaheys reduce these to two types: the appoggiatura, generally given as half the value of the following note; and the grace note with slash, which the Keaheys call an acciaccatura.