Pizzicato meaning

pĭtsĭ-kätō
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A pizzicato note or passage.
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Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.
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Plucked.
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A note or passage played in this way.
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(music) An instruction to players of stringed instruments to pluck the strings instead of using the bow. Usually abbreviated pizz. in scores.
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(music) A note that is played pizzicato.
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In a pizzicato manner.
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Origin of pizzicato

  • Italian past participle of pizzicare to pluck from pizzare to prick from pizzo point

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck.

    From Wiktionary