bebung

noun
be·​bung | \ ˈbā-(ˌ)bu̇ŋ \
plural bebungen\ ˈbā-​(ˌ)bu̇ŋ-​ən \

Definition of bebung

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Bebung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bebung. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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