attacca

[ uh-tah-kuh, uh-tak-uh; Italian aht-tahk-kah ]
/ əˈtɑ kə, əˈtæk ə; Italian ɑtˈtɑk kɑ /

verb (used as an imperative)Music.

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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Example sentences from the Web for attacca

  • Lætitia was, and could see her way to nothing but obeying the direction on her music, which was attacca.

    Somehow Good|William de Morgan
  • Mirandos was putting on the pedal, and we paused at this moment, as he paused before the attacca.

  • Attacca subito il seguente—attack at once that which follows.