Definition of Piccolo

1. Noun. A small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute.

Generic synonyms: Flute, Transverse Flute



Definition of Piccolo

1. n. A small, shrill flute, the pitch of which is an octave higher than the ordinary flute; an octave flute.

Definition of Piccolo

1. Noun. (music) An instrument similar to a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher. ¹

2. Noun. A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant. ¹

3. Noun. A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piccolo

1. a small flute [n -LOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piccolo

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picayunish
piccadill
piccadills
piccadilly
piccage
piccages
piccalilli
piccalillis
piccanin
piccaninnies
piccaninny
piccanins
piccata
piccies
piccolo (current term)
piccoloist
piccoloists
piccolos
piccy
pice
picea
piceatannol
piceatannols
picenadol
picene
picenes
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pichey
pichi

Literary usage of Piccolo

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1. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"Music for the piccolo is written like that for the large flute, but sounds an ... piccolo FLUTES IN EL? AND IN F. These are used only in military music. ..."

2. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"Music for the piccolo is written like that for the large flute, but sounds an octave ... piccolo FLUTES IN AND IN F. These are used only in military music. ..."

3. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"The piccolo is written like the Flute, but sounds an octave higher. ... This piccolo with its swooning tones, having a tendency to flatness, evoked the idea ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Now Handel would never have called a transverse piccolo a flageolet. The usual description of this accompaniment, that it is scored for two flutes and a ..."

5. Famous Composers and Their Works by Philip Hale, Louis Charles Elson (1900)
"Two flutes are deemed sufficient for the ordinary score, and one of these is sometimes interchanged for the piccolo, yet Wagner generally used three ample, ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Dr. John Anthony derives it from the Italian piccolo nicchia. (a email task), each person being set a small task towards the general ..."

7. Viaggi Di Pietro Della Valle, Il Pellegrino: Descritti Da Lui Medesimo in by Pietro Della Valle (1843)
"Entrammo in mare per la bocca del (lume, e senza fastidio, ché il fiume é piccolo e con poca acqua: ma poco andammo in alto, perché la nostra barca ..."

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