# appoggiatura definition

• noun:
• songs An embellishing note, often one step above or below the note it precedes and suggested by a little note or unique sign.
• a form of musical decoration, dropping regarding the beat, which frequently produces a suspension and subtracts for itself half the full time worth of the key note which follows.
• A passing tone preceding an important tone, and borrowing the full time it occupies from that; a quick auxiliary or elegance note one level above or below the major note unless it is of the same equilibrium; -- generally suggested by a note of smaller size, such as the example above. It forms no essential part of the equilibrium.
• In songs, a small additional note of decoration, preceding the note with which its connected, and removing from that note some of their time.
• an embellishing note often printed in smaller size

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