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fingering1

Syllabification: fin·ger·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGɡəriNG
 
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noun

1A manner or technique of using the fingers, especially to play a musical instrument: he once studied keyboard fingering the tuning makes some chord fingerings awkward
More example sentences
  • Finger positions can be marked for the suggested fingering of the chord.
  • The text implies that students go directly from five-finger positions to hands-together scales with traditional fingering.
  • Bearing in mind he always thought orchestrally, we had to establish exactly the right fingering.
1.1An indication of fingering in a musical score.
Example sentences
  • The score contains helpful fingerings and expressive markings, but most pedaling indications are directives such as ‘pedal sparingly.’
  • The editing includes dynamic markings and pedal indications but no fingerings.
  • Do not slavishly adhere to traditional scale and arpeggio fingerings, especially in repertoire written after the mid-nineteenth century.

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fingering2

Line breaks: fin¦ger|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/

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noun

[mass noun] dated
Fine wool for hand knitting.

Origin

early 17th century (as fingram): perhaps from French fin grain 'fine grain'. Compare with grogram and grosgrain.

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