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1. A mark that represents a duration directive in musical notation. When placed to the right of the notehead, the dot indicates that a note should have half again its original duration. For example, if a dot is placed to the right of a half note, the note would then have the duration of a half note plus a quarter note
See dotted note; dotted rhythms.
2. A mark that represents an articulation directive in musical notation. When a dot is placed above or below a notehead, it indicates that the note should be played staccato.


See Also

[English] point
[German] Punkt (m)
[Italian] punto (m)
[Spanish] puntillo (m)


Last Updated: 2016-05-23 18:52:46