piccolo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo (small).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɪkələʊ/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɪkoloʊ/, /ˈpɪkəloʊ/, /ˈpɪkl̩oʊ/

Noun[edit]

piccolo (plural piccolos or piccoli)

  1. (music, obsolete) A piccolo piano.
  2. A piccolo flute
    A transverse flute that is smaller than a Western concert flute and pitched nearly an octave higher.
    Synonym: octave flute
  3. (music, rare) An organ stop with the tone of a piccolo flute.
  4. A waiter’s assistant in a hotel or restaurant.
    Synonyms: busser, commis waiter, (slang, possibly obsolete) omnibus
    • 1910, Saki [pseudonym; Hector Hugh Munro], “The Soul of Laploshka”, in Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, London: Methuen & Co. [], OCLC 1263167, page 71:
      [A]s I fled I felt Laploshka's reproachful eyes watching the amount that I gave to the piccolo—out of his two francs.
  5. (US, chiefly Southern US and New York) A coin-operated gramophone; a jukebox.
  6. A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 litres of fluid, one quarter the volume of a standard bottle.
    Synonyms: quarter bottle, snipe

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Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

piccolo

  1. Designating the highest-pitched or smallest of a family of musical instruments.
    • 1945, Christian Darnton, You and Music[1], 2nd edition, New York: Pelican Books, retrieved 20 February 2022, page 65:
      There is also the Piccolo Trumpet, built in D, which can with ease attack high notes which are outside the range of the ordinary B flat instrument, as well as the rarely used Bass Trumpet.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo (small, little, young).

Noun[edit]

piccolo c (singular definite piccoloen, plural indefinite piccoloer)

  1. bellboy, bellhop
  2. office boy

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian piccolo (small).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.koː.loː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pic‧co‧lo

Noun[edit]

piccolo m (plural piccolo's, diminutive piccolootje n)

  1. (music) piccolo (small flute)
  2. piccolo, hotel porter
  3. piccolo (small bottle of champagne)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo.

Noun[edit]

piccolo

  1. Alternative spelling of pikkolo.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of piccolo (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative piccolo piccolot
genitive piccolon piccolojen
piccoloiden
piccoloitten
partitive piccoloa piccoloja
piccoloita
illative piccoloon piccoloihin
singular plural
nominative piccolo piccolot
accusative nom. piccolo piccolot
gen. piccolon
genitive piccolon piccolojen
piccoloiden
piccoloitten
partitive piccoloa piccoloja
piccoloita
inessive piccolossa piccoloissa
elative piccolosta piccoloista
illative piccoloon piccoloihin
adessive piccololla piccoloilla
ablative piccololta piccoloilta
allative piccololle piccoloille
essive piccolona piccoloina
translative piccoloksi piccoloiksi
instructive piccoloin
abessive piccolotta piccoloitta
comitative piccoloineen
Possessive forms of piccolo (type palvelu)
possessor singular plural
1st person piccoloni piccolomme
2nd person piccolosi piccolonne
3rd person piccolonsa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piccolo m (plural piccolos)

  1. (music) piccolo

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Hungarian[edit]

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piccolo

Etymology[edit]

From German Piccolo, from Italian piccolo.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpikːolo]
  • Hyphenation: pic‧co‧lo
  • Rhymes: -loː

Noun[edit]

piccolo (plural piccolok)

  1. (music) piccolo
    Synonyms: pikoló, kisfuvola, ottavino

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative piccolo piccolók
accusative piccolót piccolókat
dative piccolónak piccolóknak
instrumental piccolóval piccolókkal
causal-final piccolóért piccolókért
translative piccolóvá piccolókká
terminative piccolóig piccolókig
essive-formal piccoloként piccolókként
essive-modal
inessive piccolóban piccolókban
superessive piccolón piccolókon
adessive piccolónál piccolóknál
illative piccolóba piccolókba
sublative piccolóra piccolókra
allative piccolóhoz piccolókhoz
elative piccolóból piccolókból
delative piccolóról piccolókról
ablative piccolótól piccolóktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
piccolóé piccolóké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
piccolóéi piccolókéi
Possessive forms of piccolo
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. piccolóm piccolóim
2nd person sing. piccolód piccolóid
3rd person sing. piccolója piccolói
1st person plural piccolónk piccolóink
2nd person plural piccolótok piccolóitok
3rd person plural piccolójuk piccolóik

References[edit]

  1. ^ pikoló in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from:

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piccolo (feminine piccola, masculine plural piccoli, feminine plural piccole, comparative più piccolo or minore, superlative minimo)

  1. small
  2. little
  3. young

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References[edit]

  1. ^ piccolo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “piccolo”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  3. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, volume II, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN
  4. ^ piccolo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpi.kɔ.lɔ/, /piˈkɔ.lɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔlɔ
  • Syllabification: pi‧ko‧lo

Noun[edit]

piccolo n

  1. (music) piccolo

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • piccolo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • piccolo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Italian piccolo.

Noun[edit]

piccolo m (plural piccolos)

  1. piccolo

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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