Acciaccatura



a short grace note one half step below, and struck at the same time as, a principal note.
Historical Examples

The acciaccatura (or short appoggiatura) is written like the appoggiatura except that it has a light stroke across its stem.
Music Notation and Terminology Karl W. Gehrkens

The appoggiatura is always accented, but the acciaccatura never is, the stress always falling on the melody tone.
Music Notation and Terminology Karl W. Gehrkens

In the second half of the first bar, the acciaccatura was never intended by the composer to be actually sung as printed.
Style in Singing W. E. Haslam

noun (pl) -ras, -re (-reɪ; -riː)
a small grace note melodically adjacent to a principal note and played simultaneously with or immediately before it
(in modern music) a very short appoggiatura

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