Definition of expression mark in English:

expression mark

Syllabification: ex·pres·sion mark


A word or phrase on a musical score that indicates the expression required of a performer.
More example sentences
  • The clefs, rests, and expression marks such as slurs and phrasing, even the thickness of the staves, make up a complex pictorial and typographical unity.
  • He emphasized the importance of concentration during practice, the observance of phrasing, pedaling and expression marks during early stages of learning.
  • He knows that Beethoven has to be specially watched when his expression marks stray into German, as they do in Op 90, for instance.

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