flau·​tan·​do | \ flau̇ˈtän(ˌ)dō\
variants: or less commonly flautato \ -​ät(ˌ)ō \

Definition of flautando

: in the manner of a flute specifically : over the fingerboard used as a direction in stringed-instrument playing

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History and Etymology for flautando

flautando from Italian, sounding like a flute, verbal of (assumed) Italian flautare to sound like a flute, from Italian flauto flute; flautato from It, sounded like a flute, past participle of (assumed) It flautare

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