Meaning of échappée

échap•pée

Pronunciation: (ā"sha-pā', ā-shap'ā Fr. ā-sha-pā'), [key]
— pl. é•chap•pées
  1. a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a step above or below and proceeding by a skip. Cf. cambiata.
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