Staccatissimo note accents.
Staccatissimo means "very staccato.". Image © Brandy Kraemer


Staccatissimo is an indication to play with an exaggerated staccato; to keep notes very detached and brief.

Staccatissimo is marked in the following ways:

  • As triangular accents above or below notes (see picture)
  • The term staccatissimo written alongside standard staccato marks (common in hand-written compositions)
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Pronunciation: stah'-kah-TEE-see-moh