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Meaning of PIZZICATO

Pronunciation:  `pitsi'kâtow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (music) with a light plucking staccato sound
  2. [adj]  (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
 

PIZZICATO is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: plucked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Piz`zi*ca"to\ [It., pinched.] (Mus.)
A direction to violinists to pluck the string with the
finger, instead of using the bow. (Abrev. pizz.)

 
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