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Runs and rapid pizzicato flung out from his Stradivarius with precision and fire.
The slow, halting melody conveys both his longing and his desolation; a curiously lilting bass line for pizzicato strings seems to mock Ariodante with a hint of Ginevra’s fickleness.
A passage in which the brass sustain glowing tones over a swarm of pizzicato felt like the sonic double of a sultry summer night.
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First Known Use of pizzicato
Origin and Etymology of pizzicato
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
PIZZICATO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pizzicato for English Language Learners
—used as a direction in music to indicate that notes should be played by plucking the strings of a violin, viola, cello, etc., with the fingers instead of by using a bow
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