Example sentences for: staccato

How can you use “staccato” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Exactly what is "soft focus" about the bank teller who gets shot full in the face or Gene Hackman's agonizing death throes or Bonnie and Clyde 's final, staccato "dance of death"?

  • The novel unfolds in the cinematic style that Didion has made her own: flashbacks, flash-forwards, crosscuts, staccato bursts of dialogue, now and then "a montage, music over."

  • Opening with a female silhouette walking away from a punitive "personnel" sign, it follows her unsteady progress down a flight of stairs and uses a staccato colloquy between her colleagues to dramatize the injustice:

  • and then, to staccato music and pulsing visuals, "but the facts tell a different story."

  • There are also different varieties of flamenco dance (the tango, fandango, farruca, and zambra) performed to the staccato rhythms and counter-rhythms of the castanets, hand clapping (palmadas), and finger snapping (pitos), as well as furious heel-drumming (zapateado).


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