capotasto

noun ca·po·ta·sto \ ˌkäpōˈtä(ˌ)stō \

Definition of capotasto

plural capotastos \-(ˌ)stōz\ or capitasti \ˌkäpēˈtä(ˌ)stē\
:a bar or movable nut attached to the fingerboard of a guitar or other fretted instrument to uniformly raise the pitch of all the strings

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Origin and Etymology of capotasto

Italian, literally, chief key, from capo head, chief (from Latin caput head) + tasto key of a musical instrument, from tastare to feel, touch, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tastare


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