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staccato mark

(in music notation) a dot, wedge, or vertical stroke over or under a note to indicate that it should be played staccato.
Origin of staccato mark
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A dot over or under a note is called the staccato mark and indicates that the tone is to be sounded and then instantly released.

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