Meaning of pizzicato

piz•zi•ca•to

Pronunciation: (pit"si-kä'tōIt.pēt"tsē-kä'tô), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti
—adj.
  1. played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin.
—n.
  1. a note or passage so played.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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