STACCATO in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STACCATO
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 a.  played in abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound
Classic Sentence:
1  Suddenly the painter appeared at the door of the studio and made staccato signs for them to come in.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
2  The same nervous staccato laugh broke from her thin lips, and her fingers began to play with a long tortoise-shell paper-knife.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
3  Through the closed doors came the sounds of the discreet staccato accompaniment of the orchestra, and a single female voice rendering distinctly a musical phrase.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 33
4  He spoke in a slow staccato fashion, choosing his words with care, and gave the impression generally of a man of learning and letters who had had ill-usage at the hands of fortune.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  Gervais laughed softly with a hissing chuckle, and Speranski in a high-pitched staccato manner.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  His staccato speech reminded one of the sound of a machine gun.