spiccato definition by Webster's New World
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Musical Direction played with the bow wrist relaxed so that the bow of the violin, viola, etc. rebounds rapidly between notes
Origin: Italian past participle of spiccare, to detach
spiccato definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Musicnoun pl. spic·ca·tos
A technique of bowing in which the bow is made to bounce slightly from the string.adjective
Of or employing spiccato.
Origin: Italian, past participle of spiccare, to separate : s-, from; see sfumato + piccare, to pierce, impale (from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pick1).