glissando glissando

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. Vocally, she slithers through her lines with the glissando of a soprano trombone.
  2. Even the famous opening--the skyward clarinet glissando--is given a new twist.
  3. In six years, the duo have climbed the international ranks at a glissando clip.
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