trem·​o·​lan·​do
variants: or less commonly tremulando \ ˌtreməˈlän(ˌ)dō \

Definition of tremolando

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tremulous used as a direction in music to perform in a tremolo

tremolando

noun
variants: or less commonly tremulando \ " \
plural tremolandos\ -​ōz \ or tremolandi\ -​ndē \

Definition of tremolando (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tremolo effect especially by the strings of an orchestra

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History and Etymology for tremolando

Adverb (or adjective)

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

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“Tremolando.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tremolando. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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