staccato: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stu-kä'tō), [key]
— adj., adv., n., pl. -tos, -ti
- shortened and detached when played or sung: staccato notes.
- characterized by performance in which the notes are abruptly disconnected:Cf. a staccato style of playing.
- composed of or characterized by abruptly disconnected elements; disjointed: rapid-fire, staccato speech.
- in a staccato manner.
- performance in a staccato manner.
- a staccato passage.
- staccato (Thesaurus)