Definition of staccato adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

staccato

adjective
stəˈkɑːtəʊ
 
; stəˈkɑːtoʊ
 
 
1 (music) with each note played separately in order to produce short, sharp soundsstaccato sounds
Opposite
legato
2 with short, sharp soundsa peculiar staccato voicestaccato bursts of gunfirestaccato adverb
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