noun (plural piccolos)
A small flute sounding an octave higher than the ordinary one.
- This flute has its own piccolo, usually in E, an alto, and a tenor in B, a tone below the concert flute.
- The original used a battery of flutes and piccolos.
- In its original version for flutes and piccolos, the work is one of his most beguiling.
Mid 19th century: from Italian, 'small (flute)'.
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