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n. pl. pic·co·los
A small flute pitched an octave above a regular flute.
[French, from Italian, short for (flauto) piccolo, small (flute); see piccolo2.]
Of, relating to, or being a musical instrument considerably smaller than the usual size: a piccolo trumpet; a piccolo concertina.
[Italian piccolo, small; probably akin to Italian piccino, Portuguese pequeno, and Spanish pequeño.]
(Instruments) music a person who plays the piccolo