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[mawr-dnt] /ˈmɔr dnt/

noun, Music.
a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with the tone a half or a whole step below it, called single or short when the auxiliary tone occurs once and double or long when this occurs twice or more.
(music) a melodic ornament consisting of the rapid alternation of a note with a note one degree lower than it Also called lower mordent


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