grace note
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɹeɪs nəʊt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɡɹeɪs ˌnoʊt/

grace note (plural grace notes)

  1. (music) A musical#Adjective|musical note#Noun|note, indicated on a score#Noun|score in smaller type#Noun|type with or without a slash#Noun|slash through it, play#Verb|played to ornament#Verb|ornament the melody rather than as part of it. Its note value does not count#Verb|count as part of the total#Noun|total time#Noun|time value#Noun|value of the measure#Noun|measure it appears in.
    Synonyms: grace
  2. (figuratively) Something that decorates, embellishes, or ornaments; a finishing touch.
  • French: note d'agrément, ornement
  • German: Vorschlagsnote
  • Italian: abbellimento, grupetto, nota di tolleranza
  • Portuguese: nota de ornamento, nota ornamental
  • Russian: форшла́г
  • Spanish: grace, nota de la tolerancia

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