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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A melodic musical grace made by a quick alternation of a principal tone with an upper auxiliary tone.

Usage examples (3)
  • The American College Dictionary defines a pralltriller as "an inverted mordent."
  • Stanley Kauffmann in his review of Stephen Becker's Marshall Field III calls in question the author's "expertise in the arts" by citing a statement of Mr. Becker on Field's...
  • "A pralltriller is one kind of mordant." for more
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