passaggio

noun

pas·​sag·​gio
pəˈsä(ˌ)jō
plural -s
1
: an improvised embellishment or flourish found especially in 16th century music and usually excluding plain scale passages or trills
2
3
: passage-work

Word History

Etymology

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 6 Dec. 2022.

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