Origin of spiccatoIt, past participle of spiccare, to detach
Origin of spiccatoItalian, past participle of spiccare, to separate : s-, from; see sfumato + piccare, to pierce, impale (from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pick1).
(comparative more spiccato, superlative most spiccato)
- (music) detached; separated; with every note performed in a distinct and pointed manner
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Italian, past participle of spicare to detach, to separate.