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Adjective: staccato  stu'kaa-tow
  1. (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
    "a staccato command"; "staccato notes";
    - disconnected
Adverb: staccato  stu'kaa-tow
  1. Separating the notes; in music
    "play this staccato, please"

Derived forms: staccatos

See also: abrupt, disconnected

Antonym: legato

Encyclopedia: Staccato