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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pog·gia·tu·ra /əˌpɑʤəˈtʊrə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pog·gia·tu·ra n.  Mus. A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an embellishing note usually written in smaller size [syn: grace
          note, acciaccatura]
      [also: appoggiature (pl)]