[pas-ij-wurk] /ˈpæs ɪdʒˌwɜrk/

noun, Music.
writing that is often extraneous to the thematic material of a and is typically of a virtuosic or decorative character:
passagework consisting of scales, arpeggios, trills, and double octaves.
the performance of such writing:
The pianist’s passagework is brilliantly clear and smooth.


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