inverted mordent

a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone one degree above it. Also called pralltriller.

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  • inverted mordent — n. see MORDENT …   English World dictionary

  • inverted mordent — noun : pralltriller * * * Music. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone one degree above it. Also called pralltriller. * * * inverted mordent see ↑mordent • • • Main Entry: ↑invert * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • inverted mordent — англ. [инвэ/тид мо/дэнт] мордент с верхней вспомог. нотой …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • inverted mordent — /ɪnˌvɜtəd ˈmɔdnt/ (say in.vertuhd mawdnt) noun (in music) a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal note with a note one degree above it; pralltriller …   Australian English dictionary

  • mordent — [môr′dənt] n. [Ger < It mordente, prp. of mordere < L, to bite: see MORDANT] Music an ornament made by a single rapid alternation of a principal tone with a subsidiary tone a half step or whole step below: in a double mordent there are two… …   English World dictionary

  • Mordent — This article is about the musical ornament. For the substance used to set dyes, see mordant. In music, a mordent is an ornament indicating that the note is to be played with a single rapid alternation with the note above or below. Like trills,… …   Wikipedia

  • mordent — /mawr dnt/, n. Music. 1. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with the tone a half or a whole step below it, called single or short when the auxiliary tone occurs once and double or long when this occurs… …   Universalium

  • mordent — /ˈmɔdnt / (say mawdnt) noun 1. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal note with a supplementary note a semitone below it, called single or short when the supplementary note occurs only once, and double or long… …   Australian English dictionary

  • invertedmordent — inverted mordent n. See pralltriller. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ornament (music) — An extreme example of ornamentation as a fioritura from Chopin s Nocturne in D flat major. In music, ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead …   Wikipedia

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