[ uh-tah-kuh, uh-tak-uh; Italian aht-tahk-kah ]

verb(used as an imperative)Music.
  1. begin immediately (directing a performer to go without pause to the next section).

Origin of attacca

<Italian: imperative of attaccare to attack

Words Nearby attacca Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use attacca in a sentence

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

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  • 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.