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Accarezzevole [akkaretˈtseːvole] (Italian: "Fawningly"[1]) is a music term that is marked on sheet music to indicate a piece is to be played in an expressive and caressing manner.[2] Alexander Scriabin was one of the few composers to use this term in his music.[3]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Moore, John Weeks (1880) [1854]. "Accarezzevole". Complete Encyclopaedia of Music. New York: C. H. Ditson & Company. 
  2. ^ Elson, Louis (1909). Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary. New York City: Oliver Ditson and Company. 
  3. ^ Attwood, Koji. "Scriabin, Extensive Biography". The Piano Society. Retrieved 28 January 2009.