pick out

verb
picked out; picking out; picks out

Definition of pick out

transitive verb

2 : to play the notes of by ear or one by one picking out tunes on the piano

First Known Use of pick out

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pick out was in 1540

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“Pick out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20out. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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