Played with the bow wrist relaxed so that the bow of the violin, viola, etc. rebounds rapidly between notes.
Webster's New World
(music) Detached; separated; with every note performed in a distinct and pointed manner.
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Origin of Spiccato
Italian, past participle of spicare to detach, to separate.
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