- the playing of the notes of a chord in quick succession instead of simultaneously
- a chord so played
Origin of arpeggioItalian from arpeggiare, to play on a harp from arpa, a harp from Late Latin harpa, of Germanic origin, originally : see harp
- The sounding of the tones of a chord in rapid succession rather than simultaneously.
- A chord played or sung in this manner.
Origin of arpeggioItalian from arpeggiare to play the harp from arpa harp of Germanic origin ; see harp .
- (music) The notes of a chord played individually instead of simultaneously, usually moving from lowest to highest.
OriginSee also: arpeggiò
From the Italian arpeggiare (“to play a harp”).