Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., p. p. of staccare, equivalent to distaccare,. See Detach
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., from staccare, for distaccare, to separate.
He paused abruptly in his calculations at the staccato bark of a high-powered motor.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
In rapid octave and staccato passages the hand touch is largely used.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
There was no longer the rattle of the wagon coming down the trail, the sharp staccato of pounding hoofs.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Madame Simone gave her orders in a few sharp staccato French sentences.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
The Martian relaxed, turned to the Mercurian from whom the sound had come and replied with staccato vibrance.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
As they arose the girl's revolver spoke in sharp staccato and one sank back to the deck again to rise no more.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
His passenger's voice rose to a sharp staccato.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
That sudden, staccato chuckle was almost startling coming from his pale lips.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
The steady throbbing of the engines grew suddenly to a low staccato roar.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
The ticking of the clock and the snapping of the fire mingled in a staccato duet.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
Two tongues from the depths,
Alike only as a yellow cat and a green parrot are alike,
Fling their staccato tantalizations
Into a wildcat jabber
Over a gossamer web of unanswerables.
"Jabberers" by Carl Sandburg
Staccato, hurried, nervous, brisk,
Cascading, intermittent, choppy,
The brittle voice of Mrs. Fiske
Shall serve me now as copy.
Assist me, O my Muse, what time
I pen a bit of Deathless Rhyme!
"Footlight Motifs" by Franklin Pierce Adams
DiFranco's staccato guitar carries her live-and-let-live spirit, anti-corporate messages, and feminist ideals.
Locus magazine columnist Bisson pays homage to the beat poets as he embraces the social atmosphere of the late '60s and early '70s in staccato, pared-down prose that suits the novel's coming-of-age narrative.
Mix hip-hop vocals and elements of punk with wailing saxophones, blaring trumpets, staccato trombones, pounding drums and the low bellow of a lone sousaphone, and you'll get an idea of what their sonic frenzy sounds like.
And the staccato "End," Sundown 's first song, sounds like a new beginning.
" Half-Blood Blues" captures end of jazz age in 1930s Germany in characters' staccato slang.
Some are written in a terse, broken staccato.
For the better part of six decades, Paul Harvey spun tales on the radio in his staccato baritone, entertaining up to 24 million listeners a day with folksy vignettes ending in unexpected twists.
For one thing, he speaks in an intense staccato punctuated with words like peristaltic and epiphetic.
Those staccato monosyllables still evoke within me a mixture of dread and delight, nearly twenty-five years on.
The Russian composer (1906-1975) often converted the piano into a percussion instrument, using its upper register like an xylophone, shooting out sharp staccatos.
Listen to Michael Young talk for a little while, in his rapid staccato bursts, and you would be forgiven for thinking he leaves a little something to be desired in the "heart" department—and I'm not talking about bypasses or stents.
Alexza Pharmaceuticals' Staccato ® Technology Receives Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Award.
All that could be heard was the phone's musical ring tone and the audience's staccato breathing.
Alexza Pharmaceuticals' Staccato® Technology Receives Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Award.
If you've ever noticed the initials "MNK" displayed next to a high score on pinball machines around town, that's Scott McKinnon, also known as Mink Staccato, who was a talented regular at Ground Kontrol.
Another aspect of dynamics is associated with the execution of events in a given music piece, either stylistic (“staccato”, “legato”, etc.) or functional (relative velocity).
Music in Terms of Science
Staccato, marked as musical articulation, is often referred to as “separated” or “detached” rather than having a deﬁned, or numbered amount by which the separation or detachment is to take place.
Music in Terms of Science