Definition of marcato in English:

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marcato

Pronunciation: /märˈkädō/

adverb& adjective

Music
(Especially as a direction) played with emphasis.
Example sentences
  • His brilliant rhythmic dexterity and idiomatic sense of Prokofiev's ‘Music of New Russia’ captured the sarcasm and biting wit of the Scherzo: Allegro marcato.
  • The bitter irony of the Allegro marcato evolved at a fierce tempo.
  • One way to keep us on our toes is to mix up your timing - lately, you've gotten into the habit of repeating punchlines, stretching out a joke forever, hitting us with this staggering, marcato rhythm.

Origin

Italian, 'marked, accented', of Germanic origin.

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Syllabification: mar·ca·to

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