- 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.
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Idioms for dot
Origin of dot1
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdotlike, adjectivedotter, noun
Definition for dot (2 of 4)
noun Civil Law.
Origin of dot2
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdo·tal [doht-l], /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective
Definition for dot (3 of 4)
Definition for dot (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for dot
None of the results come from “one sensor reported this”—it’s all about connecting the dots.
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The physiologists were flashing dots on a screen while recording disappointingly weak responses from a neuron in the visual cortex of an anesthetized cat, when a slide jammed on its way into the projector.
Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared sheet and dot with butter.This sheet-pan cornbread dressing has even more of the crispy, crunchy bits we love|Ann Maloney|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
A person with intellectual disabilities may not always connect the dots so neatly.He Has a Developmental Disability and Needs a Caretaker. The State Suggested Diapers Instead.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star|November 6, 2020|ProPublica
Speaking of idlers, there is your man to the dotting of the 'i'; a dilettante raised to the nth power.A Fool For Love|Francis Lynde
We could see the heads of the women, in a long line, dotting the placid surface of the lagoon.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
Polishing a pattern makes it shine, while roughing or dotting a surface darkens it.A Manual of Wood Carving|Charles G. Leland
The perfume sweetens the lips; flowers must be dotting this hedge.Woman|Magdeleine Marx
Indeed, we can hardly look in any direction but these clusters are dotting the landscape and environs.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
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 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
Scientific 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