From Italian acciaccare (“‘to crush’”)
- IPA: /əˌtʃækəˈtʊərə/
NounModificarAcciaccatura (plural Acciaccaturas or acciaccature)
- (music) A short grace note (theoretically taking no time at all), occurring on the beat occupied by the main note to which it is prefixed, one scale-step higher or lower than that main note. (Sometimes equivalent, therefore, to a short appoggiatura, but in Baroque music interpreted differently and more strictly.) Written as a note lighter in appearance, typically a quaver (eighth note), with an oblique stroke through the stem.