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staccato
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
in music, the separating notes by cutting them short and crisp

or:

sounds that are short and crisp
  • Later, Martin was to note that the reception-room of the Institute was smaller, yet more forbiddingly polite, in its white paneling and Chippendale chairs, than the lobby of the Rouncefield Clinic, but now he was unconscious of the room, of the staccato girl attendant, of everything except that he was about to see Max Gottlieb, for the first time in five years.
    Chapter 26 (8% in)

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