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

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasgado. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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