noun an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
acciaccatura; grace note.
It., fr. appogiarre
to lean, to rest; ap-
) + poggiare
to mount, ascend, poggio
hill, fr. L. podium
an elevated place.
- (Mus.) A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.
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