Definitions for spiccatospɪˈkɑ toʊ, spi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spic•ca•tospɪˈkɑ toʊ, spi-(adj.)

  1. (of violin music) performed with short, abrupt, rebounding motions of the bow.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of spiccato:

1840–50; < It, ptp. of spiccare to pluck off

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiccato, spiccato bowing(noun)

    bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiccato(adj)

    detached; separated; -- a term indicating that every note is to be performed in a distinct and pointed manner


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