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 (môr′dnt, môr-dĕnt′)
A melodic ornament in which a principal tone is rapidly alternated with the tone a half or full step below.

[German, from Italian mordente, from mordere, to bite, from Vulgar Latin *mordere, from Latin mordēre; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Music, other) music a melodic ornament consisting of the rapid alternation of a note with a note one degree lower than it. Also called: lower mordent
[C19: from German, from Italian mordente, from mordere to bite]
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(ˈmɔr dnt)

a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with the tone a half or a whole step below it, called single or short when the auxiliary tone occurs once and double or long when this occurs twice or more.
[1800–10; < German < Italian mordente biting < Latin mordent-, s. of mordēns, present participle of mordēre to bite; see -ent]
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[ˈmɔːdənt] Nmordente m
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177) --Je ne le dis ni ne le pense, moi, repondit Sancho; et que ceux qui mordent a ce conte le mangent avec leur pain.
Mordent led Ateneo in scoring with 16 points but La Salle just had too many weapons with Kim Fajardo, Majoy Baron, Kim Dy and Desiree Cheng delivering for the Lady Spikers.
Moreover, we witness how in some of these scenes Eco moves with great ease from being funny to applying mordent irony and erudite umorismo.
<< Lait quand t'as donne Elle t'a blaspheme: Tete, petit, suce, Suce et pleure plus Que chiens te mordent, Chiens et serpents Et encore les monstres Les chiens sauvages Et ceux du desert Et encore les betes De tous les endroits.