Meaning of marcato in English:

marcato

Pronunciation /mɑːˈkɑːtəʊ/

adverb

Music
  • (especially as a direction) with emphasis.

    ‘the ubiquitous Fifth Symphony opens marcato’
    • ‘His brilliant rhythmic dexterity and idiomatic sense of Prokofiev's ‘Music of New Russia’ captured the sarcasm and biting wit of the Scherzo: Allegro marcato.’
    • ‘The bitter irony of the Allegro marcato evolved at a fierce tempo.’
    • ‘One way to keep us on our toes is to mix up your timing - lately, you've gotten into the habit of repeating punchlines, stretching out a joke forever, hitting us with this staggering, marcato rhythm.’

adjective

Music
  • Performed with emphasis.

    • ‘he instills a sense of the heroic into the stately marcato variation’

Origin

Italian, ‘marked, accented’.