[ mahr-tl-ah-toh; Italian mahr-tel-lah-taw ]
/ ˌmɑr tlˈɑ toʊ; Italian ˌmɑr tɛlˈlɑ tɔ /
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(of notes or chords in a musical score) heavily accented and detached.
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British Dictionary definitions for martellato
/ (ˌmɑːtəˈlɑːtəʊ) /
(in string playing) the practice of bowing the string with a succession of short sharp blows
Word Origin for martellato
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