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glissando

play
noun, glis·san·do \gli-ˈsän-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of glissando

plural glissandiplay \-(ˌ)dē\ or glissandos

  1. :  a rapid sliding up or down the musical scale



Origin of glissando

probably modification of French glissade


First Known Use: circa 1854

Rhymes with glissando


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