passaggio

noun
pas·​sag·​gio | \ pəˈsä(ˌ)jō \
plural -s

Definition of passaggio

1 : an improvised embellishment or flourish found especially in 16th century music and usually excluding plain scale passages or trills
3 : passage-work

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History and Etymology for passaggio

Italian, literally, passage, from passare to pass (from—assumed—Vulgar Latin) + -aggio -age

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“Passaggio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passaggio. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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