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spiccato definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings [syn: spiccato, spiccato bowing]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Italian, past participle of spiccare to detach, pick off Date: circa 1724 performed with a slight lifting of the bow after each note used as a direction in music II. noun (plural -tos) Date: circa 1903 a spiccato technique, performance, or passage

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., adj., & adv. Mus. --n. (pl. -os) 1 a style of staccato playing on stringed instruments involving bouncing the bow on the strings. 2 a passage in this style. --adj. performed or to be performed in this style. --adv. in this style. Etymology: It., = detailed, distinct

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spiccato Spic*ca"to, a. [It., p. p. of spicare to detach, to separate.] (Mus.) Detached; separated; -- a term indicating that every note is to be performed in a distinct and pointed manner.

Moby Thesaurus

a cappella, abbandono, accidental, accrescendo, adagietto, adagio, affettuoso, agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro, amabile, amoroso, andante, andantino, appassionatamente, appassionato, breve, brillante, cantando, capriccioso, con affetto, con agilita, con agitazione, con amore, crescendo, crotchet, decrescendo, demilegato, demisemiquaver, diminuendo, dolce, dominant, dominant note, double whole note, eighth note, enharmonic, enharmonic note, execution, expression, fingering, flat, forte, fortissimo, glissando, half note, hemidemisemiquaver, intonation, lamentabile, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, legato, leggiero, marcando, mezzo staccato, minim, morendo, music-making, musical note, natural, note, parlando, patent note, performance, pianism, pianissimo, piano, pizzicato, prestissimo, presto, quarter note, quaver, rallentando, rendering, rendition, repercussion, report, responding note, ritardando, ritenuto, rubato, scherzando, scherzo, scherzoso, semibreve, semiquaver, shaped note, sharp, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, slur, sordo, sotto voce, staccato, stretto, sustained note, tercet, thirty-second note, tone, touch, tremolando, tremoloso, trillando, triplet, whole note




 


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