Definition of marcato in English:

marcato

Line breaks: mar|cato
Pronunciation: /mɑːˈkɑːtəʊ
 
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adverb & adjective

Music
  • (Especially as a direction) played with emphasis.
    More 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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