arpeggio


ar·peg·gio

noun \är-ˈpe-jē-ˌō, -ˈpe-jō\

music : a chord in which the notes are played separately instead of at the same time

plural ar·peg·gios

Full Definition of ARPEGGIO

1
:  production of the tones of a chord in succession and not simultaneously
2
:  a chord played in arpeggio

Examples of ARPEGGIO

  1. The guitarist warmed up with a few simple arpeggios.

Origin of ARPEGGIO

Italian, from arpeggiare to play on the harp, from arpa harp, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German harpha harp
First Known Use: circa 1724

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