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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A part of the score that must be performed without change or omission; A persistent but subordinate motif.

Usage examples (28)
  • 'A gentle obbligato to the life and death struggle in Lewis's study?
  • Then they heard a gentleman sing with her and play a violin obbligato.
  • Soon he was chattering an obbligato or mewling a melodic phrase of his own.
  • Don Alfonso non fosse più obbligato di quanto voleva esserlo circa dette gioje. for more
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