noun, plural ar·peg·gi·os. Music.
Origin of arpeggio
Examples from the Web for arpeggio
Accordingly an open, flowing style (arpeggio) is one of the idioms best suited to its nature.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
The most essential figures which Beethoven employs are built upon the scale and the arpeggio.Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.)|Elliott Graeme
There must be scale and arpeggio study, in which the metronome can be used.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
I amused myself by playing an arpeggio when Schikaneder came to a pause.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
If due attention be given to the intonation of the arpeggio, the scale should not be, as it too often is, all out of tune.The Boy's Voice|J. Spencer Curwen
British Dictionary definitions for arpeggio
noun plural -gios
Word Origin for arpeggio
Word Origin and History for arpeggio
1742, from Italian arpeggio, from arpeggiare "to play upon the harp," from arpa "harp," which is of Germanic origin (see harp (n.)). Related: Arpeggiated; arpeggiation.