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n. pl. glis·san·di (-dē) or glis·san·dos Music
A rapid slide through a series of consecutive tones in a scalelike passage.
[French glissade; see glissade + -ando (as in accelerando).]
n, pl -di (-diː) or -dos
1. (Classical Music) a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
2. (Classical Music) a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc
[C19: probably Italianized variant of glissade]
adj., n., pl. -di (-di) -dos. adj.
1. performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.n.
2. a glissando passage.
[1870–75; < French gliss(er) to slide + Italian -ando ger. ending]
sliding through notes
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|Noun||1.||glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale|
swoop, slide - (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
|Adv.||1.||glissando - (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes); "this should be played glissando, please"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
A. N → glisando m
B. ADV → glisando