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appoggiatura (left) connected by a slur to a G note (right)


n. Music
An embellishing note, usually one step above or below the note it precedes and indicated by a small note or special sign.

[Italian, from appoggiato, past participle of appoggiare, to lean on, from Vulgar Latin *appodiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin podium, support (from Greek podion, base, from pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]


n, pl -ras or -re (-rɛ)
(Classical Music) music an ornament consisting of a nonharmonic note (short or long) preceding a harmonic one either before or on the stress. See also acciaccatura2
[C18: from Italian, literally: a propping, from appoggiare to prop, support]


(əˌpɒdʒ əˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
an embellishing note falling on the beat and resolving to a main melodic note.
[1745–55; < Italian: act of propping]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appoggiatura - an embellishing note usually written in smaller sizeappoggiatura - 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"


[əˌpɒdʒəˈtʊərə] N (appoggiaturas, appoggiature (pl)) [əˌpɒdʒəˈtʊəre]apoyatura f
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You can hear both in the accompaniment to Kenneth Tarver's "II mio tesoro," as finely sung as his Act I "Dalla sua pace," with its airily embellished second verse--a statement that hints at two characteristics of Currentzis's Don: it's a more-than-complete hybrid version, with all Mozart's Vienna variants blended in to the Prague original, and it's chockablock with appoggiature and other ornamentation, all of it, to my mind, stylish and effective.
The appoggiature that appear in Example 1 are traditionally performed, by analogy with the introductory flute and oboe lines, although not found in the holograph.
They preface the actual mouddin with religious remarks, sung in freely embroidered florid style, each man inventing his own key, mode, appoggiature and expressive devices.
These gruppetti or turns, these quick appoggiature and acciaccature ('two rapid descending notes ornamenting a third note'), these repeated or staccato sounds, and, perhaps most important of all, the perfect shake or trill, must be at the command of the thoroughly-trained vocalist.