Definition of obbligato
(Entry 1 of 2)
Definition of obbligato (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : an elaborate especially melodic part accompanying a solo or principal melody and usually played by a single instrument a song with violin obbligato
2 : accompaniment sense 2b especially : an attendant background sound
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