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adv. & adj. Music
With strong accentuation. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, past participle of marcare, to mark, accent, from Old Italian; see demarcation.]


(mɑːˈkɑːtəʊ) music
(Classical Music) (of notes) heavily accented
(Classical Music) with each note heavily accented
[C19: from Italian: marked]


(mɑrˈkɑ toʊ)

Music. strongly accented.
[1830–40; < Italian: literally, marked, past participle of marcare to mark, n. derivative of marca, marco mark « Germanic; see mark1]


with each note emphasized distinctly
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Given our lack of confidence in the Board's conduct, Marcato retained Houlihan Lokey in August 2014 as its financial advisor to evaluate opportunities for enhancing long-term shareholder value at IHG, including capital structure and/or capital allocation improvements and strategic combinations.
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Italy started strongly and led in six minutes when full-back Andrea Marcato kicked a penalty.
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ITALY: Masi; Robertson, Canale, Garcia (Pratichetti, 55), Bergamasco Mi; Marcato (McLean, 29), Bergamasco Ma (Toniolatti, 40); Perugini (Nieto, 60), Ongaro, (Festuccia, 55) Castrogiovanni, Dellape (Montauriol, 76), Bortolami (Reato, 55), Sole, Zanni, Parisse.
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