rasgado

noun ras·ga·do \räsˈgä(ˌ)dō\

Definition of rasgado

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at rash, saw


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