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staccato
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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

or:

sounds that are short and crisp
  • HER HEELS WERE A SHARP STACCATO ON the polished stairs and then she was standing in the doorway, slender and stylish in a navy suit with a narrow skirt and thickly padded shoulders.
    p. 276.1

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