meaning of arpeggio

arpeggio meaning in General Dictionary

producing the tones of a chord in quick succession as with playing the harp and not at the same time a strain thus played

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  • a chord whose notes are played in fast succession as opposed to simultaneously
  • The production of the tones of a chord in quick succession, as in playing the harp, rather than at the same time; a-strain thus played.

arpeggio meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1742, from Italian arpeggio, from arpeggiare "to relax and play upon the harp," from arpa "harp," which will be of Germanic beginning (see harp (n.)). Associated: Arpeggiated; arpeggiation.


arpeggio - German to English

arpeggio

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  • broken chord

arpeggio meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Producing the tones of a chord in fast succession, like in playing the harp, rather than simultaneously; a strain hence played.