Appoggiatura

Definition of Appoggiatura

Ap`pog`gia`tu´ra
n.1.(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.

Related Words

acciaccatura, grace note, musical note, note, tone
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