portato

noun
por·​ta·​to | \ pōrˈtät(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of portato

: semidetached phrasing in musical performance

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History and Etymology for portato

Italian, from portato (past participle of portare to carry), from Latin portatus

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“Portato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portato. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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