portamento


por·ta·men·to

noun \ˌpr-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō\
plural por·ta·men·ti\-(ˌ)tē\

Definition of PORTAMENTO

:  a continuous gliding movement from one tone to another (as by the voice)

Origin of PORTAMENTO

Italian, literally, act of carrying, from portare to carry, from Latin
First Known Use: 1771

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