(stah-KAH-toh) [Italian] In music, short and detached, cutting each note off before it has sounded for its indicated duration. Abruptly, with sharp emphasis, as in “the staccato sound of gunfire.”
   Speaking before a packed lecture hall in his staccato-like voice, punctuated by rapid inhales, he cast a spell, making each listener believe he was speaking only to him or her. —Time, March 29, 1999.

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  • staccato — [ stakato ] adv. et n. m. • 1771; mot it. « détaché » ♦ Mus. En détachant nettement les notes. Jouer staccato. ♢ N. m. Passage joué en détachant les notes. ⇒ 1. piqué. Des staccatos ou plur. it. des staccati. ⊗ CONTR. Legato. ● staccato adverbe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Staccato — El staccato (del italiano staccare, romper) o picado es un modo de ejecución musical en el que se acorta la nota respecto de su valor original. Su símbolo en la notación musical es un punto. Existe también el superlativo staccatíssimo . El… …   Wikipedia Español

  • staccato — STACCÁTO adv. (Indică modul de executare a unei compoziţii muzicale) Izolat prin pauze scurte de celelalte note; în mod sacadat. ♦ (Substantivat, n.) (Parte dintr o) compoziţie muzicală executată în mod sacadat. – cuv. it. Trimis de RACAI,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Staccato — Le staccato ou « piqué » c est à dire, le phrasé en notes détachées désigne un type de phrasé dans lequel les notes des motifs et des phrases musicales doivent être exécutées avec des suspensions entre elles. C est une technique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • staccato — [stə kät′ō] adj. [It, pp. of staccare, aphetic for distaccare, to detach < di(s) (< L, DIS ) + Frank * stakka: see STICK] 1. [also in italics] Musical Direction with distinct breaks between successive tones: usually indicated by a dot… …   English World dictionary

  • staccato — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 33}}[wym. stakkato]{{/stl 33}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm a. n I, Mc. staccatoacie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} fragment utworu muzycznego wykonany z wyraźnym oddzielaniem dźwięków od siebie : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Wykonał wyśmienicie to staccato …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Staccāto — (ital., abbrevirt Stac.), so v.w. abgestoßen; zeigt an, daß die Noten unter od. über welche es gesetzt wird, kurz abgestoßen werden sollen, z.B.: Man nimmt im Allgemeinen an, daß die mit S. bezeichneten Noten die Hälfte ihrer Dauer dadurch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Staccato — Stac*ca to (st[.a]k*k[aum] t[ o]), a. [It., p. p. of staccare, equivalent to distaccare. See {Detach}.] 1. (Mus.) Disconnected; separated; distinct; a direction to perform the notes of a passage in a short, distinct, and pointed manner. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staccato — 1724, from It. staccato, lit. detached, disconnected, from pp. of staccare to detach, shortened form of distaccare separate, detach, from M.Fr. destacher, from O.Fr. destachier to detach (see DETACH (Cf. detach)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • staccato — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE Music ▪ with each sound or note sharply separated from the others. ► NOUN (pl. staccatos) 1) Music a staccato passage or performance. 2) a series of short, detached sounds or words. ORIGIN Italian, detached …   English terms dictionary

  • Staccāto — (ital., abgekürzt stacc., »abgestoßen«), musikalische Vortragsbezeichnung, die fordert, daß die Töne nicht aneinander geschlossen, sondern deutlich getrennt werden sollen, so daß zwischen ihnen wenn auch noch so kurze Pausen entstehen. Das S.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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