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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rapid series of consecutive notes played on a piano, harp, or other similar instrument by sliding one or more fingers across adjacent keys or strings. (plural)

Usage examples (31)
  • The orchestration is lush, too, and despite some requisite Hollywood glissandi, often delightful and surprising.
  • He followed his solo doing a duet with the violionist--- the violinist would do increasingly complex glissandi on his instrument, which Baron would then duplicate with...
  • Ms Rigacci rose to the occasion, and was able to provide the necessary frisson, despite having a much wider vibrato than Edda dell'Orso, and occasionally resorting to...
  • Penderecki, but there's a bit of foreboding glissandi on Elbow's Some Riot. for more
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