portamento(redirected from Pitch-bend)
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n. pl. por·ta·men·ti (-tē) or por·ta·men·tos
A smooth uninterrupted glide in passing from one tone to another, especially with the voice or a bowed stringed instrument.
n, pl -ti (-tɪ)
(Music, other) music a smooth slide from one note to another in which intervening notes are not separately discernible. Compare glissando
[C18: from Italian: a carrying, from Latin portāre to carry]
por•ta•men•to(ˌpɔr təˈmɛn toʊ, ˌpoʊr-)
n., pl. -ti (-ti) -tos.
a passing or gliding from one pitch or tone to another with a smooth progression.