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glɪˈsɑn doʊ; -diglis·san·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glissandoadverb

    a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

  2. glissandoadverb

    (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)

    "this should be played glissando, please"


  1. glissandonoun

    A musical term that refers to either a continuous sliding one pitch to another (or "true" glissando), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another (or "effective" glissando).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glissando

    a gliding effect; gliding

    Etymology: [As if It. = Fr. glissant sliding.]


  1. Glissando

    In music, a glissando is a glide from one pitch to another. It is an Italianized musical term derived from the French glisser, to glide. In some contexts it is distinguished from the continuous portamento. Some colloquial equivalents are slide, sweep, bend, or 'smear'.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glissando in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glissando in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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