noun, plural stac·ca·tos, stac·ca·ti [stuh-kah-tee] /stəˈkɑ ti/.
Origin of staccato
Related Words for staccatorecurrence, repeat, reiteration, litany, rhythm, echo, relation, restatement, redundancy, renewal, paraphrase, return, reappearance, practice, rehearsal, replication, report, copy, recapitulation, chant
Examples from the Web for staccato
Contemporary Examples of staccato
Cantonese, with its individual characters, also forces rappers to adopt a staccato lyricism.Why Won’t Hong Kong Get Down With Hip-Hop?
June 10, 2014
Historical Examples of staccato
I dashed into my room but Meg's staccato reached me even there.The Bacillus of Beauty
Whatever of despair he felt did not appear in his staccato orders.
Almost simultaneously the air resounded with staccato bursts.
His face was set and his voice as he greeted O'Moy sharp and staccato.The Snare
The ticking of the clock and the snapping of the fire mingled in a staccato duet.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Word Origin 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).
A direction in music meaning that the notes should be performed in an abrupt, sharp, clear-cut manner.