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[uh-tah-kuh, uh-tak-uh; Italian aht-tahk-kah] /əˈtɑ kə, əˈtæk ə; Italian ɑtˈtɑk kɑ/
verb, (used as an imperative) Music.
begin immediately (directing a performer to go without pause to the next section).
Origin of attacca
< Italian: imperative of attaccare to attack Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mirandos was putting on the pedal, and we paused at this moment, as he paused before the attacca.

  • Lætitia was, and could see her way to nothing but obeying the direction on her music, which was attacca.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • attacca subito il seguente—attack at once that which follows.

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