arpeggiate

verb
ar·​peg·​gi·​ate | \är-ˈpe-jē-ˌāt \
arpeggiated; arpeggiating

Definition of arpeggiate 

transitive verb

: to play (a chord or passage) in arpeggio

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Now, since the chords are rolled and arpeggiated, one can arpeggiate quicker or slower, and help the flow of the melody in a much more flexible style than what one hears when these chords are symmetrically crashing. David Allen, New York Times, "Listen to Tchaikovsky, Stripped Down to His Intentions," 1 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of arpeggiate

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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