bisbigliando

adjective bis·bi·glian·do \¦bisbēl¦yän(ˌ)dō\
variants: or

bisbigliato

\-¦yät(ˌ)ō, -ä(ˌ)tō\

Definition of bisbigliando

  1. :  very light and murmuring —used as a direction in music for a fingered tremolo on the harp

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Origin and Etymology of bisbigliando

bisbigliando from Italian, verbal of bisbigliare to whisper, of imitative origin; bisbigliato from Italian, past participle of bisbigliare


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