portamento

noun por·ta·men·to \ ˌpȯr-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of portamento

plural portamenti play \ˌpȯr-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tē\
: a continuous gliding movement from one tone to another (as by the voice)

Origin and Etymology of portamento

Italian, literally, act of carrying, from portare to carry, from Latin


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