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attacca

[uh-tah-kuh, uh-tak-uh; Italian aht-tahk-kah]
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verb (used as an imperative) Music.
  1. begin immediately (directing a performer to go without pause to the next section).
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Origin of attacca

< Italian: imperative of attaccare to attack
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Historical Examples

  • Mirandos was putting on the pedal, and we paused at this moment, as he paused before the attacca.

    Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2

    Elizabeth Sheppard

  • 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.