Glissando



[gli-sahn-doh] /glɪˈsɑn doʊ/ Music.

adjective
1.
performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.
noun, plural glissandi
[gli-sahn-dee] /glɪˈsɑn di/ (Show IPA)
2.
a glissando passage.
3.
(in string playing) a slide.
/ɡlɪˈsændəʊ/
noun (pl) -di (-diː), -dos
1.
a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
2.
a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc
n.

1873, Italianized form of French glissant, present participle of glisser (see glissade).

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