Appoggiatura

In music, an appoggiatura is a passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that or a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony - generally indicated by a note of smaller size. It forms no essential part of the harmony.
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Appoggiatura

Ap·pog`gia·tu'ra noun [ Italian , from appogiarre to lean, to rest; ap- (L. ad ) + poggiare to mount, ascend, poggio hill, from Latin podium an elevated place.] (Mus.) A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occup...
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Appoggiatura

• (n.) A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.Appoggiatura: w...
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appoggiatura

(from Italian appoggiare, `to lean`), in music, an ornamental note of long or short duration that temporarily displaces, and subsequently resolves ...
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