appoggiatura appoggiatura


  • (n) an embellishing note usually written in smaller size



  1. But this time, tape recorders took in every appoggiatura so that the antique treasures could be preserved in high-quality stereo recordings.
  2. Leonard Bernstein has captured the sound of its blue notesthe appoggiatura tones that mimic the human voice in lamentand others have used its reiterated play-song melodies.
  3. Kashyap clinched victory by correctly spelling appoggiatura, a musical term for an embellishing note that precedes an essential melodic note.
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