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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music for instruments of the viol family, detached, half-staccato: noting tones produced by short abrupt motions of the bow, without lifting it from the string. Also piqué, spiccato.

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  • Satisfied, Little executed a picchetato...

    - Louis Zukofsky, Little

    June 20, 2008