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a. (in playing the violin, cello, etc.) the rapid repetition of a single note produced by a quick back-and-forth movement of the bow
b. the rapid reiteration of two notes usually a third or greater interval apart (fingered tremolo)
2. (in singing) a fluctuation in pitch
3. a vocal ornament of late renaissance music consisting of the increasingly rapid reiteration of a single note
4. another word for tremulant
in music, the rapid reiteration of one tone, of two tones separated by an interval of at least a third, or of two chords, provided at least one note in the first chord is separated by a third or more from at least one note in the second.