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piccolo

adjective pic·co·lo \ ˈpi-kə-ˌlō \

Definition of piccolo

:smaller than ordinary size
  • a piccolo banjo

Origin and Etymology of piccolo

Italian, small


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piccolo

noun

Definition of piccolo

plural piccolos
:a small shrill flute whose range is an octave higher than that of an ordinary flute

piccoloist

play \ˈpi-kə-ˌlō-ist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of piccolo

Italian, short for piccolo flauto small flute


PICCOLO Defined for English Language Learners

piccolo

noun

Definition of piccolo for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument that looks like a small flute and plays very high notes


PICCOLO Defined for Kids

piccolo

noun pic·co·lo \ ˈpi-kə-ˌlō \

Definition of piccolo for Students

plural piccolos
:a high-pitched instrument resembling a small flute


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