Definition of fingerstyle in US English:

fingerstyle

noun

Music
  • A technique for playing a guitar, banjo, etc., by plucking the strings with the fingers instead of with a plectrum.

adjective

Music
  • Designating a technique for playing a guitar, banjo, etc., by plucking the strings with the fingers instead of with a plectrum; that plays, or is played, using this technique; of or relating to this technique.

adverb

Music
  • With reference to the playing of a guitar, banjo, etc.: by plucking the strings with the fingers instead of with a plectrum.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Music Trades. From finger + style.

Pronunciation

fingerstyle

/ˈfɪŋɡəstʌɪl/