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Her staccato commentary intercut with squealing tires, Jones flung her virtual car around the virtual track at 120 miles per hour—then 140, 150—chasing the fastest Gran Turismo driver in the world.

However, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan’s sultry vocals and staccato keys on “Come Undone” are smooth and clear when Music mode is triggered.

I scrolled back to the beginning of the song so I could listen more closely, only now, the staccato ring-ding was materializing in different places.

One reason these numbers have been climbing, Grandjean suspects, is the means by which the news is increasingly delivered these days, for instance, in staccato alerts via social media.

Cantonese, with its individual characters, also forces rappers to adopt a staccato lyricism.

There are racier diaries, too—complete with a minute-by-minute staccato of one sexual fantasy after the next.

Then a silence ensued, broken at first by sporadic and staccato remarks, then becoming as dense as the silences of the night.

There came a staccato series of minor explosions—defiant gesture, thought Beardsley!

Safe enough for the time being, said Doctor Fortier, breaking in in quick, staccato tones.

The shrill staccato words of the women set the child trembling.

She stood still on the sidewalk, exploding into tiny, staccato sentences.

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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to staccato, such as: litany, recurrence, reiteration, repeat, rhythm, and alliteration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.