flautando

adverb (or adjective)

flau·​tan·​do
flau̇ˈtän(ˌ)dō
variants or less commonly flautato
-ät(ˌ)ō
: in the manner of a flute
specifically : over the fingerboard
used as a direction in stringed-instrument playing

Word History

Etymology

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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“Flautando.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flautando. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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