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portamento

play
noun por·ta·men·to \ˌpȯr-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of portamento

plural

portamenti

play \-(ˌ)tē\
  1. :  a continuous gliding movement from one tone to another (as by the voice)



Origin and Etymology of portamento

Italian, literally, act of carrying, from portare to carry, from Latin


First Known Use: 1771


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