noun, plural piz·zi·ca·ti [pit-si-kah-tee; Italian peet-tsee-kah-tee] /ˌpɪt sɪˈkɑ ti; Italian ˌpit tsiˈkɑ ti/.
Origin of pizzicato
Examples from the Web for pizzicato
Historical Examples of pizzicato
“It is a pizzicato for one instrument,” replied the operator.The Violin
The pizzicato accompaniment of the air fitly suggests a serenade.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3)
The pizzicato tuning of a violin is heard through the window.Stars of the Opera
He invented the tremolo and the pizzicato, and originated the vocal duet.For Every Music Lover
Aubertine Woodward Moore
And the third movement is got under way, till we reach a pizzicato passage which Sally begins playing with the bow by mistake.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
Word Origin for pizzicato
1845, from Italian pizzicato "plucked," past participle of pizzicare "to pluck (strings), pinch," from pizzare "to prick, to sting," from Old Italian pizzo "point, edge," from Vulgar Latin *pits-, probably of imitative origin. As an adjective from 1880.