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Meaning of GLISSANDO

Pronunciation:  gli'sândow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
  2. [adv]  (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes); "this should be played glissando, please"

GLISSANDO is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, slide, strain, swoop, tune



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Glis*san"do\, n. & a. [As if It. = Fr. glissant
sliding.] (Mus.)
A gliding effect; gliding.

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