arpeggio

play
noun ar·peg·gio \ är-ˈpe-jē-ˌō , -ˈpe-jō \

Definition of arpeggio

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

Examples of arpeggio in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of arpeggio

Italian, from arpeggiare to play on the harp, from arpa harp, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German harpha harp


ARPEGGIO Defined for English Language Learners

arpeggio

play
noun

Definition of arpeggio for English Language Learners

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


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