pizzicato

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

pizzicato

  1. (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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NounEdit

pizzicato ‎(plural pizzicatos or pizzicati)

  1. (music) A note that is played pizzicato
    • 2007 May 7, Vivien Schweitzer, “Players With No Conductor and, Increasingly, With No Fear”[1], New York Times:
      “Trapeze” begins with pizzicatos that plunge into a circuslike cacophony with rapid trills, busy, clashing textures and motion in every direction.

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

pizzicato m ‎(feminine singular pizzicata, masculine plural pizzicati, feminine plural pizzicate)

  1. past participle of pizzicare

NounEdit

pizzicato m ‎(plural pizzicati)

  1. (music) pizzicato

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