Musical Direction played with the bow wrist relaxed so that the bow of the violin, viola, etc. rebounds rapidly between notes
Origin of spiccatoItalian past participle of spiccare, to detach
A technique of bowing in which the bow is made to bounce slightly from the string.
Of or employing spiccato.
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
Italian, past participle of spicare to detach, to separate.