An embellishing note, usually one step above or below the note it precedes and indicated by a small note or special sign.
[Italian, from appoggiato, past participle of appoggiare, to lean on, from Vulgar Latin *appodiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin podium, support (from Greek podion, base, from pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
(click for a larger image)appoggiatura
appoggiatura (left) connected by a slur to a G note (right)
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