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EtymologyEdit

Italian pizzicato, past participle of pizzicare (to pluck).

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AdverbEdit

pizzicato (not comparable)

  1. (music) To be played by plucking the strings instead of using the bow.
    Synonym: pizz.

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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”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Trapeze” begins with pizzicatos that plunge into a circuslike cacophony with rapid trills, busy, clashing textures and motion in every direction.

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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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