Pronunciation: (pit"si-kä'tō; It.pēt"tsē-kä'tô), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -tiPronunciation: (-tē). [key] Music.
played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin.
a note or passage so played.
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