Piccolo meaning

pĭk'ə-lō'
Of, relating to, or being a musical instrument considerably smaller than the usual size.

A piccolo trumpet; a piccolo concertina.

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A small flute pitched an octave above a regular flute.
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A small instrument of the flute family, pitched an octave above the ordinary flute.
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Small; little; diminutive.
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(music) An instrument similar to a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher.
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A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant.
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A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe.
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Origin of piccolo

  • French from Italian short for (flauto) piccolo small (flute)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Italian small
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian piccolo (“small").
    From Wiktionary