Suspension vs Appoggiatura - What's the difference?

suspension | appoggiatura |


As nouns the difference between suspension and appoggiatura

is that suspension is the act of suspending, or the state of being suspended while appoggiatura is a type of musical ornament, falling on the beat, which often creates a suspension and subtracts for itself half the time value of the principal note which follows.

suspension

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
  • suspension from a hook
  • A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
  • suspension from school as a disciplinary measure
  • The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
  • The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
  • The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
  • (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
  • (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
  • (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
  • (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
  • (education) The process of barring a student from school grounds by means of punishment.
  • Synonyms

    * delay, interruption, intermission, stop

    Derived terms

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    appoggiatura

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A type of musical ornament, falling on the beat, which often creates a suspension and subtracts for itself half the time value of the principal note which follows.
  • * "The following Adagietto was like a long, melting appoggiatura composed of smaller dying falls and languid resolutions." — New York Times , March 2, 1992