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Definition of "arpeggio" []

  • The sounding of the tones of a chord in rapid succession rather than simultaneously. (noun)
  • A chord played or sung in this manner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arpeggio" in a sentence
  • "Cut one over the other, so that each animal's arpeggio is mapped to appropriate newscasters and personalities (I want the duck's music mapped the Bush, I do!) and release it online."
  • "The word arpeggio (plural arpeggi) is a derivation of the"
  • "He came up with a very beautiful, odd, staccato kind of arpeggio thing, melting into a wistful resolve."