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A grace note which delays the next note of the melody, taking half or more of its written time value.
- ‘For example, if the appoggiatura is written as an eighth-note, then the appoggiatura should take an eighth-note value from the main note.’
- ‘In his effort to successfully attain variation of material, as well as timbre imitation, he employs a wide variety of ornaments such as mordents, trills, broken chords and appoggiaturas.’
- ‘Later developments included the adoption of standard signs for such frequently used ornaments as appoggiaturas, mordents, slides, trills, or turns.’
- ‘The chromaticised appoggiaturas in the melismata iron out the bitonality of the creaky accompaniment into Phrygian E minor, as the final stanza returns from recollection to the table here and now.’
- ‘Her appoggiaturas and tuning are excellent, though the vocal assurance is not always quite there.’
Italian, from appoggiare ‘lean upon, rest’.
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