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
Con sordino and pizzicato passages occur as often for the cello as for the violin.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
Above the distant roll of the artillery, one gun stood out like a pizzicato note on a giant bass violin.The Blower of Bubbles|Arthur Beverley Baxter
The pizzicato tuning of a violin is heard through the window.Stars of the Opera|Mabel Wagnalls
He invented the tremolo and the pizzicato, and originated the vocal duet.For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore
It was the music of piano and the pizzicato plucking of strings—there was no pompous organ note, no ore rotundo any more.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull