from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To play or sing (a chord) in arpeggio.
  • transitive verb To represent (the tones of a chord) as separate notes, as on a staff.

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  • verb music, transitive To play (a chord) as an arpeggio.
  • verb music To represent separately on a score.


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From arpeggio +‎ -ate.


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  • That's the history of Oxy2, and the substance gives the vocalist the ability to arpeggiate aka Opera "figero's" up and down 6 octaves.

    Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 2009

  • This electric guitar software synthesizer plugin will be a boon for producers who don't know a pick sweep from Supermarket Sweep, which is pretty bad considering how one is a popular way for metalheads to arpeggiate while the other is a slightly less popular grocery oriented game show from the 90s hosted by Libertarian Party member David Ruprecht.

    Gearwire - 2009

  • So I put the guitar on clean, put on the delay effect, and I arpeggiate the chords at the right speed to get this really crazy thumping sound.

    All Updates @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 2009

  • That preset happens to arpeggiate (if you're not familiar, you hold down keys and it plays notes for you), so it's a kind of compound automation.

    Torley Lives 2009

  • Live drums, SH-101 bassline, and a Juno-6 arpeggiate throwing the deep dark mood right into the middle of the dance floor.

    treehousemuzique 2008

  • Re syncronized to 118, added the arpeggiate, a drum machine, a bassline to bump the speakers and re arranged this lazy yacht classique to make the confetti fall from the ceilings at midnight.

    treehousemuzique 2008


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