pizzicato

Definitions of pizzicato
  1. adverb
    with a light plucking staccato sound
  2. adjective
    (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
    Synonyms:
    plucked
    of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
  3. noun
    a note or passage that is played pizzicato
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    type of:
    music
    an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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