adjective 1. shortened and detached when played or sung: staccato notes. 2. characterized by performance in which the notes are abruptly disconnected: a staccato style of playing. Compare legato. 3. composed of or characterized by abruptly disconnected elements; disjointed: rapid-fire, staccato speech. adverb 4. in a staccato manner. noun, plural staccatos, staccati [stuh-kah-tee] /stəˈkɑ ti/ […]
noun 1. (in music notation) a dot, wedge, or vertical stroke over or under a note to indicate that it should be played staccato.
- Staccato speech
staccato speech stac·ca·to speech (stə-kä’tō) n. Abrupt speech in which each syllable is produced separately, associated with multiple sclerosis.
- Stac compression
communications A data compression technique from STAC, used with modems. Stac compression is capable of compressing data by a factor of about four. [Details?] (1998-06-08)