- n a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
- r (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)
this should be played glissando, please
- The late great Trumpet Player Leon Bismarck ("Bix") Beiderbecke's effortless glissando, accompanied by various old bands, was to be heard sprinkling graceful, spontaneous melody .
- Vocally, she slithers through her lines with the glissando of a soprano trombone.
- Even the famous opening--the skyward clarinet glissando--is given a new twist.