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
Culture definitions for staccato
A direction in music meaning that the notes should be performed in an abrupt, sharp, clear-cut manner.