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pic·co·lo 1

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.]

pic′co·lo′ist n.

pic·co·lo 2

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.]
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n, pl -los
(Instruments) a woodwind instrument, the smallest member of the flute family, lying an octave above that of the flute. See flute1
[C19: from Italian: small; compare English petty, French petit]
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(ˈpɪk əˌloʊ)

n., pl. -los.
a small flute sounding an octave higher than the ordinary flute.
[1855–60; < Italian: literally, small]
pic′co•lo`ist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piccolo - a small flutepiccolo - a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
flute, transverse flute - a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
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ناي أو فْلوت صَغير
küçük flütpikolo


[ˈpɪkələʊ] N (piccolos (pl)) → flautín m, píccolo m
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[ˈpɪkələʊ] npiccolo m
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[ˈpɪkələʊ] n (-s (pl)) (Mus) → ottavino
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(ˈpikələu) plural ˈpiccolos noun
a kind of small, high-pitched flute. He plays the piccolo.
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In particular she is keen to introduce audiences to some of the new works written for the piccolo to show that it is just as capable as the flute as a solo instrument and is certainly more that just a 'shrieking twig!' Antony Clare was born in Nottingham.
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