Meaning of arpeggio

ar•peg•gi•o

Pronunciation: (är-pej'ē-ō", -pej'ō), [key]
— pl. -gi•os.
  1. the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously.
  2. a chord thus sounded. Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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