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staccato
used in Interview with the Vampire

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

or:

sounds that are short and crisp
  • I heard the staccato of Claudia's steps as she rushed beside me, never once asking me to slacken my pace; and she stood finally, her face infinitely patient, looking up at me in a dark and narrow sheet where a few old slope-roofed French houses remained among the Spanish facades, ancient little houses, the plaster blistered from the moldering brick beneath.
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