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adverb (or adjective)

variants or less commonly tremulando
: tremulous
used as a direction in music to perform in a tremolo


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variants or less commonly tremulando
plural tremolandos
or tremolandi
: a tremolo effect especially by the strings of an orchestra

Word History


Adverb (or adjective)

Italian, literally, trembling, from Medieval Latin tremulandum, gerund of tremulare to tremble

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“Tremolando.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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