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Appoggiatura   Listen
noun
Appoggiatura  n.  (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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Words linked to "Appoggiatura" :   grace note, tone, note



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