Definition of grace note noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


grace note

BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪs nəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪs noʊt//
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an extra note which is not a necessary part of a tune, but which is played before one of the notes of the tune as decoration
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grace note