Definition of marcato in English:

marcato

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (especially as a direction) played with emphasis.

    staccato
    and → staccato
    • ‘His brilliant rhythmic dexterity and idiomatic sense of Prokofiev's ‘Music of New Russia’ captured the sarcasm and biting wit of the Scherzo: Allegro marcato.’
    • ‘The bitter irony of the Allegro marcato evolved at a fierce tempo.’
    • ‘One way to keep us on our toes is to mix up your timing - lately, you've gotten into the habit of repeating punchlines, stretching out a joke forever, hitting us with this staggering, marcato rhythm.’

Origin

Italian, marked, accented, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation:

marcato

/mɑːˈkɑːtəʊ/