appoggiatura

[uh-poj-uh-too r-uh, -tyoo r-uh; Italian ahp-pawd-jah-too-rah]

Origin of appoggiatura

1745–55; < Italian: a propping, equivalent to appoggiat(o), past participle of appoggiare to support (see ap-1, podi(um), -ate1) + -ura -ure
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appoggiatura

noun plural -ras or -re (-rɛ)
  1. music an ornament consisting of a nonharmonic note (short or long) preceding a harmonic one either before or on the stressSee also acciaccatura (def. 2)

Word Origin for appoggiatura

C18: from Italian, literally: a propping, from appoggiare to prop, support
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