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mɑrˈkɑ toʊMar·ca·to

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  1. marcato(Adverb)

    stressed; pronounced.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from marcato, past participle of marcare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marcato(adj)

    in a marked emphatic manner; -- used adverbially as a direction

  2. Origin: [It.]


  1. Marcato

    Marcato is a musical instruction indicating a note, chord, or passage is to be played louder or more forcefully than surrounding music. The instruction may involve the word marcato itself written above or below the staff or it may take the form of an accent mark, ^, an open vertical wedge. This is essentially an intensified version of the regular accent indicated by >, an open horizontal wedge: It asks for a greater dynamic accent. Like the regular accent, however, it is often interpreted to suggest a sharp attack tapering to the original dynamic, an interpretation which applies only to instruments capable of altering the dynamic level of a single sustained pitch. According to author James Mark Jordan, "the marcato sound is characterised by a rhythmic thrust followed by a decay of the sound" In jazz big-band scores the marcato symbol usually indicates a note is to be shortened to approximately 2/3 its normal duration, and given a moderate accent. The instruction marcato or marcatissimo, among various other instructions, symbols, and expression marks may prompt a string player to use martellato bowing, depending on the musical context.

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How to say Marcato in sign language?

  1. marcato


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marcato in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marcato in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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