Definition of arpeggio noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arpeggio

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɑːˈpedʒiəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrˈpedʒioʊ//
 
(pl. arpeggios)(music, from Italian)
 
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the notes of a chord played quickly one after the other Word OriginItalian, from arpeggiare ‘play the harp’, from arpa ‘harp’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: arpeggio