adjective \spi-ˈkä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of SPICCATO

:  performed with a slight lifting of the bow after each note —used as a direction in music

Origin of SPICCATO

Italian, past participle of spiccare to detach, pick off
First Known Use: circa 1724


plural spiccatos

Definition of SPICCATO

:  a spiccato technique, performance, or passage

First Known Use of SPICCATO

circa 1903

Rhymes with SPICCATO


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