tremolo

noun trem·o·lo \ ˈtre-mə-ˌlō \

Definition of tremolo

plural tremolos
1 a : the rapid reiteration of a musical tone or of alternating tones to produce a tremulous effect
b : vocal vibrato especially when prominent or excessive
2 : a mechanical device in an organ for causing a tremulous effect

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Origin and Etymology of tremolo

Italian, from tremolo tremulous, from Latin tremulus


TREMOLO Defined for English Language Learners

tremolo

noun

Definition of tremolo for English Language Learners

  • music : a musical sound made by a voice or instrument that seems to shake


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