Meaning of “staccato” in the English Dictionary

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"staccato" in British English

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staccatoadjective, adverb

uk /stəˈkɑː.təʊ/ us /stəˈkɑː.t̬oʊ/

(Definition of “staccato” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"staccato" in American English

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staccatoadjective, adverb

us /stəˈkɑt̬·oʊ/

If a noise is described as staccato, it consists of a series of short, quick sounds:

The sudden staccato burst of fireworks startled us.

(Definition of “staccato” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)