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spiccato

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adjective spic·ca·to \spi-ˈkä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of spiccato

  1. :  performed with a slight lifting of the bow after each note —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of spiccato

Italian, past participle of spiccare to detach, pick off


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spiccato

noun spic·ca·to

Definition of spiccato

plural

spiccatos

  1. :  a spiccato technique, performance, or passage

First Known Use of spiccato

circa 1903


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