Meaning of passagework
Pronunciation: (pas'ij-wûrk"), [key]
— n. Music.
- writing that is often extraneous to the thematic material of a work and is typically of a virtuosic or decorative character: passagework consisting of scales, arpeggios, trills, and double octaves.
- the performance of such writing: The pianist's passagework is brilliantly clear and smooth.