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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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(Instruments) music a person who plays the piccolo
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Artistic directors Brian McWhorter and Molly Barth will be joined by Atlanta percussionist Stuart Gerber, Oregon Symphony piccoloist Zachary Galatis and the UO's Shannon Mockli, Idit Shner, Pius, Chet Udell, John Davison and Cheung.
Zart Dombourian-Eby, a highly regarded piccoloist and flutist, definitely made a wise decision when she commissioned Gary Schocker to compose Sonata: For Piccolo and Piano.