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n. pl. spic·ca·tos
A technique of bowing in which the bow is made to bounce slightly from the string.
Of or employing spiccato.
[Italian, past participle of spiccare, to separate : s-, from; see sfumato + piccare, to pierce, impale (from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pick1).]
(Music, other) a style of playing a bowed stringed instrument in which the bow bounces lightly off the strings
(Music, other) to be played in this manner
[Italian: detached, from spiccare to make distinct]
spic•ca•to(spɪˈkɑ toʊ, spi-)
(of violin music) performed with short, abrupt, rebounding motions of the bow.
[1840–50; < Italian, past participle of spiccare to pluck off]