acciacatura [pronounced a-chukk-a-toora]
1. (music) A dissonant music note. Used in Baroque music as a decorative embellishment of a melodic note. The grace note is played as quickly as possible and takes no time from the melody note.
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This tongue-twister was spelt at least three different ways on sites that came up on Google, the first time I looked it up. I only realised that one of the offerings was misspelt after I’d chosen my user name. Alas, WordPress does not let you correct that, so I’m stuck with it.
rules for this blog:
I’ll need to approve all first comments by commenters. Subsequent comments won’t be filtered, but exceptionally abusive personal attacks on other bloggers will be deleted. I plan to leave in place anything nasty and unfair that falls short of that as punishment. What could be worse than finding your own unjustified vitriol three, . . . five, . . . ten years from now?
Since long comments have been problematic on more than one site, and since I’ve been one of the worst offenders, I’m dedicating a page to LONG POSTS. If you find yourself writing a post growing into something like a mad knitter’s ankle-length cardigan,
(i) cut and paste it into LONG POSTS
(ii) summarise its gist in the main discussion or thread, then tell the rest of us to look for the rest of it in the long post pen
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Rubin the Ridgeback with Sue
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