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piz·zi·ca·to

 (pĭt′sĭ-kä′tō) Music
adj. Abbr. pizz.
Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.
n. pl. piz·zi·ca·ti (-tē)
A pizzicato note or passage.

[Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck, from pizzare, to prick, from pizzo, point.]

piz′zi·ca′to adv.

pizzicato

(ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (in music for the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
n
(Classical Music) the style or technique of playing a normally bowed stringed instrument in this manner
[C19: from Italian: pinched, from pizzicare to twist, twang]

piz•zi•ca•to

(ˌpɪt sɪˈkɑ toʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ti (-tē). Music. adj.
1. played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin.
n.
2. a note or passage so played.
[1835–45; < Italian, past participle of pizzicare to pluck, pick, twang (a stringed instrument)]

pizzicato

- Plucking of a violin.
See also related terms for violin.

pizzicato

plucked not bowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pizzicato - a note or passage that is played pizzicato
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Adj.1.pizzicato - (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
plucked - of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
Adv.1.pizzicato - with a light plucking staccato sound
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations
عَزف على الكمان بالنَّقْر بالإصْبَع
pizzicato
pizzicato
pizzicato
griplaîur, plokkaîur
pizzicato
picikato
pizzicato
parmakla çalınan

pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] ADJ & ADVpizzicato

pizzicato

(Mus)
advpizzicato
adjpizzicato; the pizzicato sectiondas Pizzicato
nPizzicato nt

pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] adv (Mus) → pizzicato

pizzicato

(pitsiˈkaːtou) adjective, adverb
played by plucking the strings of a musical instrument, not using the bow.
References in classic literature ?
Gounod had conducted the Funeral March of a Marionnette; Reyer, his beautiful overture to Siguar; Saint Saens, the Danse Macabre and a Reverie Orientale; Massenet, an unpublished Hungarian march; Guiraud, his Carnaval; Delibes, the Valse Lente from Sylvia and the Pizzicati from Coppelia.
In contrast to the opening's high jinks the second minor key movement is an operatic aria with Janes' clarinet as love-lorn heroine, beautifully played with quiet pizzicati from the cellos.
Open damped fifths in the piano interior contrast with barely moving cello and violin lines and frequent use of pizzicati, adding to the anxiety expressed by the text.
and the pizzicati pull away from us, they soar and then rain down upon us .
Manzoni's skittering pizzicati and by the film's mounting
Cuando vuelve A, en pizzicati en las cuerdas, sera igualmente amplificado en una coda que termina pp y nuevamente en pizz.
The programme opened with Elgar's Welsh choir-inspired Introduction and Allegro which features the composer's trademark broad swell of strings but also passages of pizzicati from a string quartet and a mad dash through rippling semi-quavers to a satisfying final flourish.
Con ello, una especie de dialectica preterita parecio permear el vocabulario de varias de estas piezas respecto del empleo de recursos instrumentales (armonias densas de distancia minima entre los sonidos, pizzicati en las cuerdas, resonancias aletargadas .
And Sylvia's solo, pizzicati, is made of the same piqug steps as Aurora's, with the same fresh delicacy.
In 1923, Henry Cowell began to experiment with sounds produced by playing directly on the strings of the piano and employing the use of harmonics, glissandi, pizzicati and other innovative effects.
If one then wishes to form a large mass of point-notes, such as string pizzicati, one must know these mathematical laws, which, in any case, are no more than a fight and concise expression of chain [sic] of logical reasoning.