Separated, detached; in music played on a bowed stringed instrument, the directive " spiccato " implies that the notes are to be played with the point of the bow. distinct, separated; i.e., a way of playing the violin and other bowed instruments by bouncing the bow on the string, giving a characteristic staccato effecta direction to play notes on string instruments in a rapid, detached manner, bouncing the bow on the strings<br><br>A controlled bouncing or spring bow off the string, Flexible fingers and wrist are a must.