Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, begin! a direction to proceed with a succeeding movement immediately, without pause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) Attack at once; -- a direction at the end of a movement to show that the next is to follow immediately, without any pause.

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  • adverb music Without any break between the current movement and the next movement of the work.

Etymologies

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From Italian attaccare ("to tie").

Examples

  • Fleming managed a convincing attacca downshift from the "éternellement lumineux" young bodies of "La maison" to an intoxicated, drill-sergeant bark for "Les deux guerriers."

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  • Fleming managed a convincing attacca downshift from the "éternellement lumineux" young bodies of "La maison" to an intoxicated, drill-sergeant bark for "Les deux guerriers."

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  • Now: one, two, three, and — (attacca subito l'allegro).

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  • Now: one, two, three, and — (attacca subito l'allegro).

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  • Quando un nemico invisibile li attacca, ricorreranno agli estremi rimedi per venirne a capo.

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  • At the end both of the first movement and of the allegretto the usual wait between the divisions of a sonata is omitted, Beethoven giving the direction "attacca subito il sequente," literally meaning

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  • Lætitia was, and could see her way to nothing but obeying the direction on her music, which was _attacca_.

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  • Masur takes far too long a pause between the third and fourth movements, ignoring Beethoven's attacca instructions completely.

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  • Quando la fazione avversaria sembra avere la meglio, uccidendo il compagno di Rouga arriva un misterioso salvatore: Jubei si fa notare per il disprezzo del pericolo, uno dei ninja assalitori lo attacca ma questi lo elimina facilmente.

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  • Quello che attacca, che distrugge 400 villaggi, massacrando un gran numero di abitanti, che occupa le terre della Palestina per più di sessant'anni, non può essere una vittima, e quindi, non ha il diritto alla loro presunta "auto-difesa".

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