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martellato

[mahr-tl-ah-toh; Italian mahr-tel-lah-taw] /ˌmɑr tlˈɑ toʊ; Italian ˌmɑr tɛlˈlɑ tɔ/
adjective
1.
(of notes or chords in a musical score) heavily accented and detached.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Italian: hammered, past participle of martellare. See martel, -ate1
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martellato

/ˌmɑːtəˈlɑːtəʊ/
noun
1.
(in string playing) the practice of bowing the string with a succession of short sharp blows
Word Origin
Italian: hammered
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