Meaning of attacca in English:


Pronunciation /əˈtakə/


in imperative
  • A musical instruction used to indicate that the next section should follow without a pause.

    ‘Pieces that belong to the same group are played attacca and form distinct musical entities based on their relation to each other.’
    • ‘In his talk about Concerto No 2, he tells us that attacca joins to next movements are a great way to stop the audiences coughing ‘to prove to themselves that they are still alive’!’
    • ‘I heard not a few gasps of shock from the audience as the pianist moved from near silence in lento to a sudden ferocity in attacca.’


Italian, literally ‘join, attach’.