flat-picking

noun

flat-pick·​ing ˈflat-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce flat-picking (audio)
: a method of playing a stringed instrument (such as a guitar) with a plectrum held between the thumb and index finger

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flat-picking was in 1970

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“Flat-picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-picking. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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