Portamento


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Portamento

 

(Italian, “carrying,” from portare, “to carry”), the smooth execution of a melody by means of a retarded glide from one note to another. Close to glissando, it is used in singing and bowed-instrument playing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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