piz·zi·ca·to (pĭt′sĭ-kätō) Music
adj. Abbr. pizz.
Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.
n. pl. piz·zi·ca·ti (-tē)
A pizzicato note or passage.
[Italian, past participle of pizzicare, to pluck, from pizzare, to prick, from pizzo, point.]
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