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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale adv. - (musical direction) in the manner of a rapidly executed series of notes that ascend and descend the scale.

Usage examples (28)
  • This should be played glissando, please
  • The technical operation known as glissando is peculiar to the harp alone.
  • Then the man whistled in an incredibly complex glissando.
  • With a triumphant glissando of notes, the music started up again. for more
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