Articulation. The way notes are played or sung.
Staccato – Detached, short notes.
Tongued – A technique used by wind players to place accents to individual notes.
Pizzicato – A Plucking technique used by string players to add accents to individual notes.
Arco – A technique used by string players. Notes played with the bow.
Tremolo – A rapid trembling effect by string players.
Accent – A stress placed on particular notes.
Sforzando – A heavy accent. A very loud 'forced' note.
Legato / Slurred – Music that is played smoothly, without gaps between notes.