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col legno

[koh leyn-yoh; Italian kawl le-nyaw] /koʊ ˈleɪn yoʊ; Italian kɔl ˈlɛ nyɔ/
adverb, Music.
(a direction to play a stringed instrument with the back of the bow rather than the hairs) with the wood.
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From Italian Unabridged
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col legno

/ˈkɒl ˈleɡnəʊ; ˈleɪnjəʊ/
(music) to be played (on a stringed instrument) by striking the strings with the back of the bow
Word Origin
Italian: with the wood
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