A dot or stroke above or below a note indicating that it is to be played staccato.
- In his playing, every little accent and staccato mark is milked to emphasize each structural detail.
- He said that they are supposed to be played as though the staccato marks and the slurs are not there.
- The staccato marks in the Schirmer are misleading; the notes should probably not be played detached.
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