Definitions

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  • adj. In music, extremely staccato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, very staccato.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Maazel spoke only a few words here and there, often using the Italian lingua franca of classical musicians – staccatissimo, piu allegro, marcato.

    The N.Y. Philharmonic in Pyongyang

  • Mr. Maazel spoke only a few words here and there, often using the Italian lingua franca of classical musicians -- staccatissimo, piu allegro, marcato.

    Orchestra Exits for Seoul

  • _The wedge-shaped dash over the note_ (staccatissimo) was formerly employed to indicate a tone still more detached than that indicated by the dot, but this sign is really superfluous, and is seldom used at present.

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • It is not the same thing to write [Music: three staccatissimo quarter notes] and [Music: three staccato quarter notes].

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826

  • [Music: staccato mark] is put over a note, [Music: staccatissimo mark] is not to take its place, and vice versa.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826

  • When [Music: staccato mark] is put over a note, [Music: staccatissimo mark] is not to take its place, and

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2

  • Krupa (a distant cousin of Gene Krupa), is a tiny woman, wiry and wired, who gets a big sound from her piano; her bright blue eyes dominate her face, and her words -- frequently self-deprecating -- tumble out allegro staccatissimo in a Chicago accent you could cut with a knife.

    Chicago Reader

  • Boston Concerto, for orchestra [2002] (13 tracks, 16: 53) 02 I Allegro staccatissimo 1: 20 03

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