a small instrument of the flute family, pitched an octave above the ordinary flute
Origin of piccoloIt, small
small; little; diminutive
A small flute pitched an octave above a regular flute.
Origin of piccoloFrench from Italian short for (flauto) piccolo small (flute) ; see piccolo 2.
Of, relating to, or being a musical instrument considerably smaller than the usual size: a piccolo trumpet; a piccolo concertina.
Origin of piccoloItalian piccolo small probably akin to Italian piccino Portuguese pequeno and Spanish pequeño
From Italian piccolo (“small").