capotasto

noun
ca·​po·​ta·​sto | \ ˌkäpōˈtä(ˌ)stō \
plural capotastos\ -​(ˌ)stōz \ or capitasti\ ˌkäpēˈtä(ˌ)stē \

Definition of capotasto

: 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

History and Etymology for 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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“Capotasto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capotasto. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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