flat-picking

noun
flat-pick·ing | \ˈflat-ˌpi-kiŋ \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flat-picking

Share flat-picking

Statistics for flat-picking

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for flat-picking

The first known use of flat-picking was in 1970

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on flat-picking

See words that rhyme with flat-picking

Comments on flat-picking

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

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!