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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For instance, "yi" in Voice 1 features an acciaccatura on the pitch e"; "yo" in Voice 2 features a falling tone on "c"; "A" in Voice 3 features a quick rising and falling on "c"; and Voice 4 features a combination of several syllables, "da dei jong dududu," in a highly rhythmic, complicated, and developed pattern.
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But there are differences too: Soler generally preferred modest tempos, rarely going to Scarlatti's extremes; he did not employ Scarlatti's characteristic acciaccatura to any great extent; and his sometimes astonishing modulations are even more daring than those of his teacher.
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 ?
3]s (that will continue throughout the song) in the left hand under bell-like octaves (an acciaccatura to the bottom note) in the right that play the first phrase of John Dowland's "In darkness let me dwell.
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.