from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.
- n. A pizzicato note or passage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. An instruction to players of stringed instruments to pluck the strings instead of using the bow. Abbreviation: pizz.
- n. A stretch of music that is played pizzicato
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A direction to violinists to pluck the string with the finger, instead of using the bow. (Abrev. pizz.)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music for stringed instruments of the viol family, noting the manner of playing, or the effect produced, when the strings are plucked or twanged by the finger, as in harp-playing, instead of sounded by means of the bow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a note or passage that is played pizzicato
- adj. (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
- adv. with a light plucking staccato sound
Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck, from pizzare, to prick, from pizzo, point.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck. (Wiktionary)