piccolo definition

  • noun:
    • A small flute pitched an octave above a consistent flute.
    • An instrument like a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher.
    • A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant.
    • A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the amount of a typical bottle; 25 % container or snipe.
    • a little, shrill flute, the pitch which is an octave more than the ordinary flute; an octave flute.
    • a tiny upright piano.
    • An organ stop, with a high, piercing tone.
    • A small flute, sounding an octave more than the standard flute. Also known as flauto piccolo, octave-flute, ottavino, and ottavius.
    • An organ-stop offering shades like those of a piccolo.
    • The small or treble bugle, often pitched in E flat.
    • a small flute; pitched an octave over the standard flute
  • adjective:
    • Of, regarding, or becoming a musical tool considerably smaller compared to the typical size: a piccolo trumpet; a piccolo concertina.

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