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Meaning of portamento

por•ta•men•to

Pronunciation: (pôr"tu-men'tō, pōr"-It.pôr"tä-men'tô), [key]
— pl. -ti -tos.
  1. a passing or gliding from one pitch or tone to another with a smooth progression.
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