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n. pl. ar·peg·gi·os
1. The sounding of the tones of a chord in rapid succession rather than simultaneously.
2. A chord played or sung in this manner.
[Italian, from arpeggiare, to play the harp, from arpa, harp, of Germanic origin; see harp.]
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n, pl -gios
1. (Music, other) a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously
2. (Music, other) an ascending and descending figuration used in practising the piano, voice, etc
[C18: from Italian, from arpeggiare to perform on the harp, from arpa harp]
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ar•peg•gi•o(ɑrˈpɛdʒ iˌoʊ, -ˈpɛdʒ oʊ)
n., pl. -gi•os.
1. the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously.
2. a chord thus sounded.
[1735–45; < Italian, n. derivative of arpeggiare orig., to play the harp, derivative of arpa harp]
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with notes in rapid succession
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|Noun||1.||arpeggio - a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously|
chord - a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
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arpeggio[ɑːˈpedʒɪəʊ] N → arpegio m
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arpeggio[ɑːrˈpɛdʒiəʊ] n (MUSIC) → arpège m
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n → Arpeggio nt
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