It was the music of piano and the pizzicato plucking of strings—there was no pompous organ note, no ore rotundo any more.
“It is a pizzicato for one instrument,” replied the operator.
When playing upon a soft combination on the Great, the organist may draw the Swell to Great "pizzicato" coupler.
The pizzicato accompaniment of the air fitly suggests a serenade.
Every now and then came a pizzicato, when I rattled the keys well; I was in my best humor.
He invented the tremolo and the pizzicato, and originated the vocal duet.
The following measures are of indefinite nature, beginning piano and pizzicato as if a great body were gathering headway slowly.
In the Trio, in D major, the melody is given to the guitar, with a pizzicato accompaniment for the other instruments.
There is a coda of vanishing bird-wings and throats, a pizzicato chord on the strings—and Spring has had her coronation.
There is a strong feeling of the Scherzo here in the pizzicato answers of strings.
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.