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appoggiatura


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appoggiatura  \Ap*pog`gia*tu"ra\,  n.  [It.,  fr  appogiarre  to 
  lean,  to  rest;  ap-  (L.  ad)  +  poggiare  to  mount,  ascend, 
  poggio  hill,  fr  L.  podium  an  elevated  place.]  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appoggiatura 
  n  :  an  embellishing  note  usually  written  in  smaller  size  [syn:  {grace 
  note},  {acciaccatura}] 




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