piccolo

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English[edit]

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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. 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

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from an onomatopoetic root *pikk-.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. small.
  2. little
  3. young

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/tag/piccolo/

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Noun[edit]

piccolo m ‎(plural piccolos)

  1. piccolo