piccolo
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɪkələʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɪkoloʊ/, /ˈpɪkəloʊ/, /ˈpɪkl̩oʊ/
Noun

piccolo (plural piccolos)

  1. (musical instruments) 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, frac 1 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe.
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