[ mahr-kah-toh; Italian mahr-kah-taw ]
/ mɑrˈkɑ toʊ; Italian mɑrˈkɑ tɔ /
(of notes or chords in a musical score) strongly accented.
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Origin of marcato
1830–40; < Italian: marked
Words nearby marcato
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Example sentences from the Web for marcato
Very different from all the preceding is the mode of production usually designated by musicians staccato, marcato, etc.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
British Dictionary definitions for marcato
/ (mɑːˈkɑːtəʊ) music /
(of notes) heavily accented
with each note heavily accented
Word Origin for marcato
C19: from Italian: marked
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