[ koh -leyn-yoh; Italian kawl -le-nyaw ]
/ koʊ ˈleɪn yoʊ; Italian kɔl ˈlɛ nyɔ /
(a direction to play a stringed instrument with the back of the bow rather than the hairs) with the wood.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 for col legno
Italian: with the wood
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