- 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
Ain Kawa is known as a Christian district, with Ziggurat-style churches dotting the horizon.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looked up at the sentry towers dotting the campus as the bus entered Kirkland.Should Juvenile Criminals Be Sentenced Like Adults?|Clark Merrefield|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Stars dotting the room at the tables for their films received steady queues of greeters.
It was sad to see the poor dupes dotting the New York City subway stations this week.
From here, stretching for miles, could be seen the white tents of the Federal encampment dotting the Culpeper tablelands.Manasses (Bull Run) National Battlefield Park-Virginia|Francis F. Wilshin
Further on we see the little white houses dotting the hillsides, as if they grew out of the same.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
One winter Johnny left off crossing the "t's" and dotting the "i's" and saved nine barrels of ink.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan|W. B. Laughead
Motion quite disagreeable; and I made strange work at dotting i's and crossing t's.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas|W. Hastings Macaulay
The petals, slightly greenish at the base, have a dotting of crimson on their rosy-white ground.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle
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