Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of staccato.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It whistled once long and melodiously, then twice in short staccatos.

    Frank of Freedom Hill

  • Everything was expertly manicured, but accents were wan and Hahn's staccatos were sticky rather than spiky.

    Virtuoso violinist Hilary Hahn holds her audience rapt but adds some irritants

  • He leans over, yawns, and funk vibrates from his armpits, adagios from his mouth, staccatos from his feet in yellow-orange waves of tone and melody.

    Chinchillas in the Air

  • The yellow whales mourn staccatos to the rising sun.

    A Night at the Plywood Palace

  • The yellow whales mourn staccatos to the rising sun.

    A Night at the Plywood Palace

  • Others believed that salt water coursed through his veins, courtesy of a romantic liaison between an unnamed great-great-grandmother and a merman, and thus was able to seek the advice of fish and wandering turtles and helpful dolphins, finding in the cacophony of responding splashing gurgles, bubbling staccatos, high-pitched whines, half-drowned falsettos, gill-flapping exclamations, and rhythmic piscine, reptilian and mammalian voices the necessary ways and means to cross the vast South China Sea.

    vignette: boatman

  • Light bounced from a million indefinable facets, diffuse, punctuated by a myriad of pinpoint staccatos.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Anyway as drummers we spent a lot of time talking and goofing off while the band practiced, tone, pitch, staccatos, and other non-drummer things.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • You can still articulate the slurs and staccatos and shape the phrases without losing the big picture, if you try.

    Beethoven blues

  • You can still articulate the slurs and staccatos and shape the phrases without losing the big picture, if you try.

    Archive 2005-01-01

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