flat-picking

noun
flat-pick·​ing | \ ˈflat-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce flat-picking (audio) \

Definition of flat-picking

: a method of playing a stringed instrument (such as a guitar) with a plectrum held between the thumb and index finger

First Known Use of flat-picking

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Flat-picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-picking. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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