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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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References in classic literature ?
In Journalese, to perform upon a musical instrument; as, "He presided at the piccolo."
STAFF at Middlesbrough Town Hall box office have been dressing up as pirates as they look forward to the familyfriendly Pirates and Piccolos classical shows next month.
? Pirates and Piccolos will transform Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February - and audience members are being encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing the part too.