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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fingerpicking

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

Examples of fingerpicking in a Sentence

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fingerpicking.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fingerpicking

1956, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fingerpicking

Time Traveler for fingerpicking

Time Traveler

The first known use of fingerpicking was in 1956

See more words from the same year

Statistics for fingerpicking

Cite this Entry

“Fingerpicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingerpicking. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on fingerpicking

What made you want to look up fingerpicking? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!