[It., from 'acciaccare', to crush or jam together]

A short grace note, typically notated with a slash through the stem or flag that is a non-harmonic note sounded at the same time as the primary harmonic note or notes and either quickly resolves to the main note or is immediately released. The effect is that of dissonant notes being "crushed" together. This is also known as a short appoggiatura or crushed note. This ornament was common in 17th and 18th century keyboard performance.

Also [Eng.] Short Appoggiatura; [Eng.] Crushed note; [Fr.] Pincé étouffé; [Ger.] Kurzer Vorschlag or [Ger.] Zusammenschlag; [It.] acciaccatura.
Written Notation
Effect of Ornament

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