glissando

play
noun glis·san·do \gli-ˈsän-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of glissando

plural

glissandi

play \gli-ˈsän-(ˌ)dē\ or

glissandos

  1. :  a rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

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Origin and Etymology of glissando

probably modification of French glissade

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