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échappée

[ey-sha-pey, ey-shap-ey; French ey-sha-pey] /ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪ, eɪˈʃæp eɪ; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ/
noun, plural échappées
[ey-sha-peyz, ey-shap-eyz; French ey-sha-pey] /ˌeɪ ʃæˈpeɪz, eɪˈʃæp eɪz; French eɪ ʃaˈpeɪ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a step above or below and proceeding by a skip.
Compare cambiata.
Origin
< French: literally, escaped (feminine past participle of échapper). See escape
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