Definitions

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  • n. A dissonant music note. Used in Baroque music as a decorative embellishment of a melodic note. The grace note is played as quickly as possible and takes no time from the melody note. The symbol for this grace note is a smaller quaver with a line through.

Etymologies

Borrowing from Italian acciacatura. (Wiktionary)

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  • Missing from most of the sources, but it's in Ninja.

    July 29, 2007