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

ap·pog·gia·tu·ra

 (ə-pŏj′ə-to͝or′ə)
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).]

appoggiatura

(əˌpɒdʒəˈtʊərə)
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]

ap•pog•gia•tu•ra

(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"
Translations
appogiature

appoggiatura

[əˌpɒdʒəˈtʊərə] N (appoggiaturas, appoggiature (pl)) [əˌpɒdʒəˈtʊəre]apoyatura f
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There was no coherent approach, for example, to appoggiature and other decorations.
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.
Daniel Wroe put no particular stamp on the performance from the pit; some singers observed appoggiature and ornamented, and some did not.