bebung

noun be·bung \ˈbā-(ˌ)bu̇ŋ\

Definition of bebung

plural

bebungen

\ˈbā-(ˌ)bu̇ŋ-ən\
  1. :  a tremolo effect that is similar in sound to a violin vibrato and is produced on the clavichord by sustaining a varying pressure on the key after striking a note

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Origin and Etymology of bebung

German, literally, trembling, from beben to tremble (from Old High German bibēn) + -ung -ing (from Old High German -unga); akin to Old English bifian to tremble, Old Norse bifa, Latin foedus ugly, Greek pithēkos ape, Sanskrit bhayate he is afraid; basic meaning: fearing


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