gruppetto

noun
grup·​pet·​to | \grüˈpet(ˌ)ō\
plural gruppetti\-​)ē \

Definition of gruppetto 

: a 16th century musical ornamentation having the character of a trill

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History and Etymology for gruppetto

Italian, literally, small group, diminutive of gruppo

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