Meaning of appoggiatura

ap•pog•gia•tu•ra

Pronunciation: (u-poj"u-toor'u, -tyoor'uIt.äp-pôd"jä-t&oomacr'rä), [key]
— n. Music.
  1. a note of embellishment preceding another note and taking a portion of its time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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