pizzicato definition

  • adjective:
    • Played by plucking versus bowing the strings.
    • (of devices within the violin household) to be plucked with the little finger
  • noun:
    • A pizzicato note or passageway.
    • A stretch of music which played pizzicato
    • an email or passageway that's played pizzicato
  • adverb:
    • An instruction to people of stringed devices to pluck the strings in the place of making use of the bow. Abbreviation: pizz.
    • with a light plucking staccato sound
  • others:
    • A direction to violinists to pluck the sequence using hand, as opposed to utilising the bow. (Abrev. pizz.)
    • In songs for stringed tools of the viol family members, noting the way in which of playing, or the effect produced, if the strings tend to be plucked or twanged because of the little finger, like in harp-playing, in the place of sounded by way of the bow.

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