noun. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
- guitar pick
- plectrum (Latin)
- πλήκτρον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word plectrum
1. Noun, singular or mass
The 4-string banjo is sometimes known as the plectrum, or pick banjo because it was invented for people who like to play with a pick.