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piz·zi·ca·to

 (pĭt′sĭ-kä′tō) Music
adj. Abbr. pizz.
Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.
n. pl. piz·zi·ca·ti (-tē)
A pizzicato note or passage.

[Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck, from pizzare, to prick, from pizzo, point.]

piz′zi·ca′to adv.
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pizzicato

(ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (in music for the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
n
(Classical Music) the style or technique of playing a normally bowed stringed instrument in this manner
[C19: from Italian: pinched, from pizzicare to twist, twang]
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piz•zi•ca•to

(ˌpɪt sɪˈkɑ toʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ti (-tē). Music. adj.
1. played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin.
n.
2. a note or passage so played.
[1835–45; < Italian, past participle of pizzicare to pluck, pick, twang (a stringed instrument)]
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pizzicato

- Plucking of a violin.
See also related terms for violin.
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pizzicato

plucked not bowed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pizzicato - a note or passage that is played pizzicato
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Adj.1.pizzicato - (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
plucked - of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
Adv.1.pizzicato - with a light plucking staccato sound
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Translations
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pizzicato
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griplaîur, plokkaîur
pizzicato
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parmakla çalınan

pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] ADJ & ADVpizzicato
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pizzicato

(Mus)
advpizzicato
adjpizzicato; the pizzicato sectiondas Pizzicato
nPizzicato nt
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pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] adv (Mus) → pizzicato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pizzicato

(pitsiˈkaːtou) adjective, adverb
played by plucking the strings of a musical instrument, not using the bow.
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References in classic literature ?
Gounod had conducted the Funeral March of a Marionnette; Reyer, his beautiful overture to Siguar; Saint Saens, the Danse Macabre and a Reverie Orientale; Massenet, an unpublished Hungarian march; Guiraud, his Carnaval; Delibes, the Valse Lente from Sylvia and the Pizzicati from Coppelia.
There are double stops but mostly with one open string or as pizzicati; there is also some glissandi.
The fey, Celtic soundworld of Debussy's late Cello Sonata was well conveyed, Sheku's pizzicati tellingly resonant, and his bow-control in Faure's Elegie though more definition was needed to make the phrasing speak.
The basic three-movement structure (fast--slow--fast) is enriched here by two intermezzi, wherein the first is built on string pizzicati, the second--working with the same theme--on staccato chords in the piano.
Open damped fifths in the piano interior contrast with barely moving cello and violin lines and frequent use of pizzicati, adding to the anxiety expressed by the text.
and the pizzicati pull away from us, they soar and then rain down upon us ...
Manzoni's skittering pizzicati and by the film's mounting
The programme opened with Elgar's Welsh choir-inspired Introduction and Allegro which features the composer's trademark broad swell of strings but also passages of pizzicati from a string quartet and a mad dash through rippling semi-quavers to a satisfying final flourish.
And Sylvia's solo, pizzicati, is made of the same piqug steps as Aurora's, with the same fresh delicacy.