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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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Appoggiatura - An embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size.
She uses appoggiatura, a musical figure in which a discordant grace note leans into a dominant note of resolution and simultaneously leans her body into the pain of a "broken Hallelujah.
If all that takes place in an hour's lesson is to learn the difference between a grace note and an appoggiatura, it would seem that the so-called "bottom line" value of the lesson is limited.
In terms of the harmony, this must be an elaborated appoggiatura, giving the dissonance of the trill's upper note on the third beat; otherwise we lose the tension that the trill offers.
While a short appoggiatura can produce a single corresponding breakout of the dense drone, a roll creates a texture in the electronics that corresponds rhythmically and is transported in the delay line into infinity.
Briefly, a consists of a single cluster chord that grounds an enlarged appoggiatura (a series of ornamental notes that precedes the main note intended in the composition).
Improvisatory vocal techniques that incorporated the portamento, appoggiatura, falsetto, turns, passing notes, as well as other ornamental devices were amongst the singer's repertoire of 'special effects' used in the 'lining-out' process.
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of California, Los Angeles) examines cadences of the falling third, in which notes descend from the third to the first degree of the scale, in Gregorian chant, fourteenth and fifteenth century polyphony, polyphony from Dufay to Palestrina, monody and recitative in the seventeenth century and later, the appoggiatura, and the 4-3-1 figure.