grace note

grace note
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "grace note":
singular grace note plural grace notes music
an extra musical note added in a piece of music

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  • Grace note — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grace note — n. Music a note not necessary to the melody, added only for ornamentation: it is usually printed as a small note with a slant line through the stem, just before the note that it embellishes, its short time value subtracted from the preceding or… …   English World dictionary

  • grace note — grace англ. [грэ/йс] grace note [грэ/йс но/ут] мелизм …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • grace note — grace ,note noun count an extra musical note added in a piece of music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grace note — grace′ note n. mad a musical note, as an appoggiatura, added as a melodic embellishment • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • grace note — ► NOUN Music ▪ an extra note added as an embellishment and not essential to the harmony or melody …   English terms dictionary

  • Grace note — A grace note is a kind of music notation used to denote several kinds of musical ornaments. When occurring by itself, a single grace note normally indicates the intention of either an appoggiatura or an acciaccatura. When they occur in groups,… …   Wikipedia

  • grace note — noun an embellishing note usually written in smaller size • Syn: ↑appoggiatura, ↑acciaccatura • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone * * * noun 1. : a musical note constituting or b …   Useful english dictionary

  • grace note — noun a) A musical note written in smaller print, with or without a slash through it, to indicate that its note value does not count as part of the total time value of the measure. In planning a banquet, one might consider the decision of the… …   Wiktionary

  • Grace note (disambiguation) — Grace note, grace notes, or other variations may refer to: *Grace note, an element of music notation used for ornaments *Gracenote, a company that deals with digital music * Grace Notes , a 1997 novel by Bernard MacLaverty …   Wikipedia

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