Part of speech: adjective

Rendered in an abrupt, disconnected manner.

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Usage examples "staccato":

  1. There was no longer the rattle of the wagon coming down the trail, the sharp staccato of pounding hoofs. - "Sawtooth Ranch", B. M. Bower.
  2. The little clock on the shelf took up the burden of the churches, and struck the hour in quick staccato notes. - "K", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. His sturdy forefinger ran along the line of frontier under his eye with little staccato leaps. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.