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Word: staccato

Definition: played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause


Sentences Containing 'staccato'

He spoke in a slow staccato fashion, choosing his words with care, and gave the impression generally of a man of learning and letters who had had ill-usage at the hands of fortune.

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