piccolo

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Etymology[edit]

A piccolo.

From Italian piccolo (small).

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Noun[edit]

piccolo (plural piccolos)

  1. (music) An instrument similar to a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher.
  2. A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant.
    • 1910, Saki, ‘The Soul of Laploshka’, Reginald in Russia:
      as I fled I felt Laploshka's reproachful eyes watching the amount that I gave to the piccolo – out of his two francs.
  3. A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe.

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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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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian piccolo.

Noun[edit]

piccolo

  1. (music) piccolo (flute)
  2. piccolo, snipe, quarter bottle (wine bottle of 0,1875 l)

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpikːolo]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pìc‧co‧lo

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

piccolo m (feminine piccola, masculine plural piccoli, feminine plural piccole)

  1. small.
  2. little
  3. young

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