Definition of staccato adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    staccato

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//stəˈkɑt̮oʊ//
     
     
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  1. 1(music) with each note played separately in order to produce short sharp sounds staccato sounds opposite legato
  2. 2with short sharp sounds a peculiar staccato voice staccato bursts of gunfire
staccatoadverb
 
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