Definitions for "Appoggiatura"
A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.
A strong-beat dissonance that resolves to a consonance; used as an expressive device in much tonal music.
an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
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