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nounPlural plectra, Plural plectrums
1púa feminineplectro masculine formaluñeta feminine Southern Coneuña feminine Mexico Venezuela
- I spent another long evening easing the paint off the curves of the guitar with the edge of a plectrum.
- All that is needed is an electric guitar, a plectrum, a good quality 20 ft lead and an enthusiasm to learn.
- However, this, their debut offering, favours the accomplished philosophy of Kirkwood's plectrum.
- Ten of its twenty-five strings are played with a plectrum, while the others resonate.
- He doesn't use a plectrum, preferring to stroke out bass notes with his thumb.
- The arched-top guitar came to the fore as the regular plectrum guitar for jazz, giving chords of a penetrating, rather metallic quality.
- If you refer to your collection of tortoiseshell guitar picks as plectra, the rest of your rock group are going to make merciless fun of you.
- With a jerk, I smashed the plectrum hard down my guitar, sending an ear splitting screech of metal throughout the building.
- No, we'd probably still be meeting in town each Saturday afternoon half-deaf in our denims with pockets full of plectrums and heads full of cheap dope and impossible dreams.
- There was a lone bass guitar propped up in a corner across the room, an unplugged amp beside it and plectrums and sheets of paper on the floor around it.
- I was wondering if I'd left a plectrum at your house last Saturday.
- In the record's silences, you can actually hear hands on strings, and then the pluck, pull and plectrum that give rise again to their unadorned sound.
- Ben strikes into song after song, the volume adjusted by only the slightest touch of his nimble plectrum, and the band just fall into place behind him and that breathy, to instantly soaring, vocal.
- Those plectrums are a bit like a collection of musical bus tickets.
- His fingers flew across the frets while I was sure the plectrum he was holding should have been worn to shreds as he played.
- I used to work in the music shop there and we'd supply the studios with microphones and leads sometimes and plectrums, lots of plectrums.
- I normally don't use a plectrum but my right hand fingers were hurting so much I had to relent.
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