a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone one degree above it.
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Also called pralltriller.
Words nearby inverted mordent
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British Dictionary definitions for inverted mordent
music a melodic ornament consisting of the rapid single or double alternation of a principal note with a note one degree higherAlso called: upper mordent See also pralltriller
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