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Definitions for piccolo
ˈpɪk əˌloʊpic·co·lo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piccolonoun

    a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute

Wiktionary

  1. piccolonoun

    An instrument similar to a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher.

  2. piccolonoun

    A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant.

  3. piccolonoun

    A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe.

Wikipedia

  1. Piccolo

    The piccolo ( PIH-kə-loh; Italian for 'small') is a half-size flute and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. Sometimes referred to as a "baby flute" the modern piccolo has similar fingerings as the standard transverse flute, but the sound it produces is an octave higher. This has given rise to the name ottavino (Italian pronunciation: [ottaˈviːno]), by which the instrument is called in Italian and thus also in scores of Italian composers. Piccolos are often orchestrated to double the violins or the flutes, adding sparkle and brilliance to the overall sound because of the aforementioned one-octave transposition upwards. The piccolo is a standard member in orchestras, marching bands, and wind ensembles.

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  1. piccolo

    A piccolo is a small flute that is approximately half the size of a standard flute and is a member of the woodwind family. It produces sound an octave higher than a regular flute, giving it a bright and shrill sound, and is commonly used in marching bands, orchestras, and ensembles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piccolonoun

    a small, shrill flute, the pitch of which is an octave higher than the ordinary flute; an octave flute

  2. Piccolonoun

    a small upright piano

  3. Piccolonoun

    an organ stop, with a high, piercing tone

  4. Etymology: [It., small.]

Wikidata

  1. Piccolo

    The piccolo is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. The piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the standard transverse flute, but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written. This gave rise to the name "ottavino," the name by which the instrument is referred to in the scores of Italian composers. Piccolos are now only manufactured in the key of C; however, they were once also available in D♭. It was for this D♭ piccolo that John Philip Sousa wrote the famous solo in the final repeat of the closing section of his march "The Stars and Stripes Forever". In the orchestral setting, the piccolo player is often designated as Piccolo/Flute III or even Assistant Principal. The larger orchestras have designated this position as a Solo position due to the demands of the literature. Piccolos are often orchestrated to double the violins or the flutes, adding sparkle and brilliance to the overall sound because of the aforementioned one-octave transposition upwards. The first known use of the word piccolo was in 1856, though the English were using the term already some fifteen years earlier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piccolo

    pik′ō-lō, n. a flute of small size, having the same compass as an ordinary flute, while the notes all sound an octave higher than their notation.—Also Flauto piccolo, Octave flute, Ottavino. [It.]

Editors Contribution

  1. piccolo

    A type of instrument created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles to create music and sound.

    Our friend of the family plays the piccolo, he loves it and every singing session we have we ensure we invite him along, its a beautiful sound.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PICCOLO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Piccolo is ranked #11273 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Piccolo surname appeared 2,804 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Piccolo.

    93.5% or 2,623 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 113 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piccolo in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piccolo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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