glissandi glissandi  /ɡlə ˈsɑn di/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
  2. (adv) (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)

Usage(s):

  1. In Metastaseis, for example, the music seems to build on glissandi of rising intensity that might represent a roaring, surging crowd in Athens' Constitution Square.
  2. Jarreau is primarily a jazz singer with a scatman's vast repertory of swoops, glides and vocal glissandi.
  3. He coasted into the sweeping glissandi of Impossible Dream, and soon the affair turned into a waltzFascination, in fact.
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