fingerpicking

noun
fin·​ger·​pick·​ing | \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpi-kiŋ \

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

Other Words from fingerpicking

fingerpick \ ˈfiŋ-​gər-​ˌpik \ verb

First Known Use of fingerpicking

1956, in the meaning defined above

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