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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.
pizzicato (plural pizzicatos)
- (music) A note that is played pizzicato
2007 May 7, Vivien Schweitzer, “Players With No Conductor and, Increasingly, With No Fear”, New York Times:
- “Trapeze” begins with pizzicatos that plunge into a circuslike cacophony with rapid trills, busy, clashing textures and motion in every direction.
- past participle of
pizzicato m (plural pizzicati)