pizzicato


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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.

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]

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)]

pizzicato

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

pizzicato

plucked not bowed
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
Translations
عَزف على الكمان بالنَّقْر بالإصْبَع
pizzicato
pizzicato
pizzicato
griplaîur, plokkaîur
pizzicato
picikato
pizzicato
parmakla çalınan

pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] ADJ & ADVpizzicato

pizzicato

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

pizzicato

[ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ] adv (Mus) → pizzicato

pizzicato

(pitsiˈkaːtou) adjective, adverb
played by plucking the strings of a musical instrument, not using the bow.
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