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tr.v. ar·peg·gi·at·ed, ar·peg·gi·at·ing, ar·peg·gi·ates
1. To play or sing (a chord) in arpeggio.
2. To represent (the tones of a chord) as separate notes, as on a staff.

ar·peg′gi·a′tor n.


vb (tr)
to play an arpeggioto represent (a chord) as separate notes on a score
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Suggested fingerings for navigating widely spaced arpeggiations could have been helpful for pianists with small hands.
The accompaniments use some dotted rhythms and arpeggiations.
By contrast, in the ensuing section, a contrapuntal texture emerges extremely gradually in the quartet of winds, beginning from unmetered individual notes - a "distant peal of bells, very quiet" - that themselves emerge as resonant afterimages from quiet piano arpeggiations.
The sixteenth-note arpeggiations requires a steady and even touch in addition to bringing out the melody, which shifts from the thumb to the fifth finger in the left hand.
Dedicated to Miss Julia Safford, it features an improvisatory-like opening, unrelated to the actual material to come and then the remainder of the piece is the melody embellished with arpeggiations and jump-bass chords.
Reminiscent of Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Prokofiev with fast-moving, two-handed arpeggiations, it is based on a "home position" with subtle note changes and melodic material choreographed with hand crossings.
The string parts often reflect a harmonic conception as well, projecting harmonies through arpeggiations that are similar to those played by the piano.
All pieces are written in a melody and accompaniment style, with the right hand playing the melody and the left hand playing chordal figures or arpeggiations.