shortened and detached when played or sung:
characterized by performance in which the notes are abruptly disconnected:
a staccato style of playing.
composed of or characterized by abruptly disconnected elements; disjointed:
rapid-fire, staccato speech.
in a staccato manner.
noun, plural staccatos, staccati
[stuh-kah-tee] /stəˈkɑ ti/ (Show IPA)
performance in a staccato manner.
a staccato passage.
(music) (of notes) short, clipped, and separate
characterized by short abrupt sounds, as in speech: a staccato command
(esp used as a musical direction) in a staccato manner
A direction in music meaning that the notes should be performed in an abrupt, sharp, clear-cut manner.
Note: The term staccato has been applied generally to things that occur in rapid bursts, such as gunfire.
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)
noun 1. a male or female given name.