violino piccolo


violino pic·​co·​lo
plural violino piccolos
: a small violin tuned usually a third higher than an ordinary violin

Word History


Italian, little violin

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of violino piccolo was in 1776

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near violino piccolo

Cite this Entry

“Violino piccolo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!