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).
Of, relating to, or being a musical instrument considerably smaller than the usual size: a piccolo trumpet; a piccolo concertina.
Origin of piccoloItalian, small.
From Italian piccolo (“small").