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[uh-poj-uh-too r-uh, -tyoo r-uh; Italian ahp-pawd-jah-too-rah] /əˌpɒdʒ əˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə; Italian ɑpˌpɔd dʒɑˈtu rɑ/
noun, Music.
a note of embellishment preceding another note and taking a portion of its time.
Origin of appoggiatura
1745-55; < Italian: a propping, equivalent to appoggiat(o), past participle of appoggiare to support (see ap-1, podi(um), -ate1) + -ura -ure Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ras, -re (-rɛ)
(music) an ornament consisting of a nonharmonic note (short or long) preceding a harmonic one either before or on the stress See also acciaccatura (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, literally: a propping, from appoggiare to prop, support
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