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marcato

[mahr-kah-toh; Italian mahr-kah-taw]
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adjective
  1. (of notes or chords in a musical score) strongly accented.

Origin of marcato

1830–40; < Italian: marked
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Examples from the Web for marcato

Historical Examples

  • Very different from all the preceding is the mode of production usually designated by musicians staccato, marcato, etc.

    Voice Production in Singing and Speaking

    Wesley Mills


British Dictionary definitions for marcato

marcato

adjective
  1. (of notes) heavily accented
adverb
  1. with each note heavily accented

Word Origin

C19: from Italian: marked
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