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Meaning of glissando

glis•san•do

Pronunciation: (gli-sän'dō), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -di
—adj.
  1. performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.
—n.
  1. a glissando passage.
  2. (in string playing) a slide.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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