noun, plural stac·ca·tos, stac·ca·ti [stuh-kah-tee] /stəˈkɑ ti/.
Origin of staccato
Examples from the Web for staccato
Cantonese, with its individual characters, also forces rappers to adopt a staccato lyricism.
These staccato questions were poured forth as fast as it is possible for human lips to utter words.The Heart of Arethusa|Francis Barton Fox
Safe enough for the time being, said Doctor Fortier, breaking in in quick, staccato tones.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Some allow pupils to practise only staccato, and others only legato, aiming thereby at nobody knows what.Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck
British Dictionary definitions for staccato
Word Origin for staccato
Word Origin and History for staccato
1724, from Italian staccato, literally "detached, disconnected," from past participle of staccare "to detach," shortened form of distaccare "separate, detach," from Middle French destacher, from Old French destachier "to detach" (see detach).
Culture definitions for staccato
A direction in music meaning that the notes should be performed in an abrupt, sharp, clear-cut manner.