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Definition of staccato
adverb & adjective
with each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others: [as adjective]:a staccato rhythmCompare with legato, marcato.
noun (plural staccatos)
a piece or passage marked to be performed staccato. a noise or speech resembling a series of short, detached musical notes:her heels made a rapid staccato on the polished boards
with a double c