- 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.
Idioms about dot
Origin of dot1
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdotlike, adjectivedotter, noun
Words nearby dot
Other definitions for dot (2 of 4)
Origin of dot2
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdo·tal [doht-l], /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective
Other definitions for dot (3 of 4)
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How to use dot in a sentence
You could be, but chances are, they aren’t watching your little green dot at all times.‘It can take on a panopticon effect’: Slack’s presenteeism problem grows with no end in sight for remote work|Lucinda Southern|August 28, 2020|Digiday
Think of the colors assigned to the dots as coordinates which situate the dice in space.
The process works a little like “connect the dots,” in which the software learns how to accurately fill in the missing pieces of information between the data points generated by the scanner.Facebook and NYU researchers discover a way to speed up MRI scans|Jeremy Kahn|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Some also offer a chance to explore deeper by switching tabs or hovering on elements like dots or lines.
Hover over each of the dots to see how the map shook out in that simulation.
Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Above the notes of praise is a small photo of Guerin wearing a polka dot tie and pocket square, staring at you like a sociopath.
It was there, in small type, hosted on some dot-edu domain, looking the way websites did in the mid-1990s.
Picasso, with his polka-dot shirt and clashing tie attempted an air of bravado, but lost confidence by the minute.
He drew a series of concentric circles on a page with a single dot—Robert Moses—in the center.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though Caroline only brought with her a dot of forty thousand francs, she stood for what was better still, immense possibilities.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A dot or two, sometimes only one, sometimes as many as five, are thrown in as a rough way of indicating the features.Children's Ways|James Sully
Typical "segmenters" present a ring of rounded segments or spores, each with a small, dot-like chromatin mass.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At three thousand yards a man appears as a mere dot, which is not readily distinguishable.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
All the way the scenery is pretty, but with no very striking features, and villas dot the roadside for a considerable distance.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
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
Derived forms of dotdotter, noun
Word Origin for dot
British Dictionary definitions for dot (2 of 2)
Derived forms of dotdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective
Word Origin for dot
Medical definitions for dot
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Other 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