Portamento



[pawr-tuh-men-toh, pohr-; Italian pawr-tah-men-taw] /ˌpɔr təˈmɛn toʊ, ˌpoʊr-; Italian ˌpɔr tɑˈmɛn tɔ/

noun, plural portamenti
[pawr-tuh-men-tee, pohr-; Italian pawr-tah-men-tee] /ˌpɔr təˈmɛn ti, ˌpoʊr-; Italian ˌpɔr tɑˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA), portamentos. Music.
1.
a passing or gliding from one pitch or tone to another with a smooth progression.
/ˌpɔːtəˈmɛntəʊ/
noun (pl) -ti (-tɪ)
1.
(music) a smooth slide from one note to another in which intervening notes are not separately discernible Compare glissando

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