ras·​ga·​do | \ räsˈgä(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of rasgado

: the arpeggio effect produced by sweeping the strings with the thumb in guitar playing

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History and Etymology for rasgado

Spanish, literally, tear, rip, from past participle of rasgar to tear, rip, alteration (influenced by rascar to scratch, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin rasicare) of resgar, from Latin resecare to cut loose, cut off, from re- + secare to cut

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“Rasgado.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasgado. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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