Definition of obbligato
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 2b; especially : an attendant background sound
Examples of obbligato in a Sentence
with the babble of the brook as an obbligato, we enjoyed our picnic
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The orchestra's alert accompaniment was at one with the pianist's purposes, as was Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson's dulcet flute obbligato in the opening movement.
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