beat, accented
(AK-sent-ed beet)


[Eng.]


The effect that occurs in music when one note or syllable is stressed or emphasized more than others.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8, No. 3, "Autumn", III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 10
Borodin: Prince Igor, "Polovetsian Dances", Section D
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 14
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major (Surprise), III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 2
Verdi: Rigoletto, "La donna é mobile"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 56

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