How do you pronounce acciaccatura?
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What is an appoggiatura?
An appoggiatura is a type of musical ornament. It is like a 'leaning note' and is written as a grace note printed in small character, without a line through the stem, prefixed to a principal note and generally takes about half the time value of this note. It is not to be confused with an acciaccatura, sometimes called a 'crushed note' which takes up very little time value of the principal note it is prefixed to. You can tell the difference between them as an acciaccatura has a line through the stem but is also written in small print as a grace note.