Definitions for grace note
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a musical note, as an appoggiatura, added as a melodic embellishment.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of grace note:
grace note, appoggiatura, acciaccatura(noun)
an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
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.
Concerns of secondary importance to that which is of primary concern.
A grace note is a kind of music notation used to denote several kinds of musical ornaments, usually printed smaller to indicate that it is melodically and harmonically nonessential. When occurring by itself, a single grace note normally indicates the intention of either an appoggiatura or an acciaccatura. When they occur in groups, grace notes can be interpreted to indicate any of several different classes of ornamentation, depending on interpretation.
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