fingerpicking

noun
fin·​ger·​pick·​ing | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce fingerpicking (audio) \

Definition of fingerpicking

: a method of playing a stringed instrument (such as a guitar) with the thumb and tips of the fingers rather than with a pick

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Other Words from fingerpicking

fingerpick \ ˈfiŋ-​gər-​ˌpik How to pronounce fingerpick (audio) \ verb

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The original version incorrectly identified mandolin players as commonly employing a fingerpicking style. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of fingerpicking

1956, in the meaning defined above

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