- a point placed after a note or rest, to indicate that the duration of the note or rest is to be increased one half. A double dot further increases the duration by one half the value of the single dot.
- a point placed under or over a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
Origin of dot1
Related formsdot·like, adjectivedot·ter, noun
Definition for dot (2 of 4)
noun Civil Law.
Origin of dot2
Related formsdo·tal [doht-l] /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective
Definition for dot (3 of 4)
Definition for dot (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for dot
Griffin mined the portfolios of four artists to create the vast collection of images that dot the book.
That question is being raised again in light of previously unseen chat logs uncovered by Motherboard and the Daily Dot.How an FBI Informant Orchestrated LulzSec’s Hacking Spree|Joshua Kopstein|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then after 9/11 and the Dot Com Crash, the money for a lot of the tech consulting she was doing in New York City dried up.
A circle with a dot may be “3” on the keypad, while an arrow could be “9.”How to Use Your Lunch Hour for Better Productivity, Without Ever Taking a Bite|Gregory Ferenstein|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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The recording point will in this manner be gently pressed against the glass plate, marking the dot, and then gradually set free.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Dot herself hated working the pump—it blistered her little hands.An Australian Lassie|Lilian Turner
In the diagrams of the meta-compounds the dot becomes a heart, in order to show the resultants of the lines of force.Occult Chemistry|Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
And Dot leaned on his crutches and looked round with bright wide-open eyes.Esther|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Dot looked up at her friends when she heard this and shook her head energetically.The Blue Birds' Winter Nest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for dot (1 of 2)
- the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
- this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
- the symbol (.) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
- a decimal point
verb dots, dotting or dotted
Derived Formsdotter, noun
Word Origin for dot
British Dictionary definitions for dot (2 of 2)
Derived Formsdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective
Word Origin for dot
Medicine definitions for dot
Science definitions for dot
Idioms and Phrases with dot
In addition to the idiom beginning with dot
- dot the i's and cross the t's
- on the dot
- sign on the dotted line