- a short grace note one half step below, and struck at the same time as, a principal note.
Origin of acciaccatura
Examples from the Web for acciaccatura
Historical Examples of acciaccatura
The acciaccatura (or short appoggiatura) is written like the appoggiatura except that it has a light stroke across its stem.
The appoggiatura is always accented, but the acciaccatura never is, the stress always falling on the melody tone.
In the second half of the first bar, the acciaccatura was never intended by the composer to be actually sung as printed.Style in Singing
W. E. Haslam
- a small grace note melodically adjacent to a principal note and played simultaneously with or immediately before it
- (in modern music) a very short appoggiatura