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n. pl. trem·o·los
1. A tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or by rapid alternation of two tones.
2. A device on an organ for producing a tremulous effect.
3. Vibrato, especially in singing.
[Italian, from Latin tremulus, tremulous; see tremulous.]
n, pl -los
1. (Music, other)
a. (in playing the violin, cello, etc) the rapid repetition of a single note produced by a quick back-and-forth movement of the bow
b. the rapid reiteration of two notes usually a third or greater interval apart (fingered tremolo). Compare trill11
2. (Music, other) (in singing) a fluctuation in pitch. Compare vibrato
3. (Music, other) a vocal ornament of late renaissance music consisting of the increasingly rapid reiteration of a single note
4. (Music, other) another word for tremulant
[C19: from Italian: quavering, from Medieval Latin tremulāre to tremble]
n., pl. -los.
1. a tremulous or vibrating effect produced on certain instruments and in the human voice.
2. a mechanical device in an organ by which such an effect is produced.
[1715–25; < Italian: trembling < Latin tremulus tremulous]
rapidly repeating one note
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|Noun||1.||tremolo - (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
|2.||tremolo - vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one|
vibrato - (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch