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Sample sentences for the GRE study word staccato

staccato can be used as a adj
staccato can be used as a adv

1.Fingers of the organist skipping staccato over the keys of the great organ. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Suddenly the painter appeared at the door of the studio and made staccato signs for them to come in. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3.The same nervous staccato laugh broke from her thin lips, and her fingers began to play with a long tortoise-shell paper-knife. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
4.The tumultuous noise resolved itself now into the disorderly mingling of many voices, the gride of many wheels, the creaking of waggons, and the staccato of hoofs. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
5.He spoke in a slow staccato fashion, choosing his words with care, and gave the impression generally of a man of learning and letters who had had ill-usage at the hands of fortune. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
6.Gervais laughed softly with a hissing chuckle, and Speranski in a high-pitched staccato manner. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.A series of staccato taps on the west window brought Anne flying in from the yard, eyes shining, cheeks faintly flushed with pink, unbraided hair streaming behind her in a torrent of brightness. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
8.While still in the anteroom Prince Andrew heard loud voices and a ringing staccato laugh--a laugh such as one hears on the stage. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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