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Meaning of "glissando" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GLISSANDO

Probably Italianized variant of glissade.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GLISSANDO

glissando  [ɡlɪˈsændəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GLISSANDO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Glissando is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GLISSANDO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Glissando

In music, a glissando is a glide from one pitch to another. It is an Italianized musical term derived from the French glisser, to glide. In some contexts it is distinguished from the continuous portamento. Some colloquial equivalents are slide, sweep, bend, smear, or rip.

Definition of glissando in the English dictionary

The definition of glissando in the dictionary is a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible. Other definition of glissando is a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GLISSANDO


accelerando
ækˌsɛləˈrændəʊ
allargando
ˌɑːlɑːˈɡændəʊ
bandeau
ˈbændəʊ
Brando
ˈbrændəʊ
calando
kəˈlændəʊ
forzando
fɔːˈtsændəʊ
largando
lɑːˈɡændəʊ
lentando
lɛnˈtændəʊ
mancando
mæŋˈkændəʊ
mondo
ˈmɒndəʊ
Orlando
ɔːˈlændəʊ
parlando
pɑːˈlændəʊ
rallentando
ˌrælɛnˈtændəʊ
rinforzando
ˌriːnfɔːˈtsændəʊ
ritardando
ˌrɪtɑːˈdændəʊ
saltando
sælˈtændəʊ
scherzando
skɛəˈtsændəʊ
tremolando
ˌtreməˈlændəʊ
whiskerando
ˌwɪskəˈrændəʊ
window
ˈwɪndəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GLISSANDO

glioblastoma
glioma
gliomata
gliomatosis
gliomatous
gliosis
glisk
glissade
glissader
glissandi
glisten
glisteningly
glister
glisteringly
glit
glitch
glitchy
glitter
glitterand
glitterati

WORDS THAT END LIKE GLISSANDO

Belmondo
commando
crescendo
fissure of Rolando
fricando
go commando
Hondo
innuendo
kendo
kondo
martellando
Ondo
perdendo
rondo
San Fernando
secondo
sforzando
smorzando
tondo
undo

Synonyms and antonyms of glissando in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «glissando» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GLISSANDO

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The translations of glissando from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «glissando» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

滑奏法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

glissando
570 millions of speakers

English

glissando
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Glissando
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

glissando
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глиссандо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

glissando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

glissando
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

glissando
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Glissando
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Glissando
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グリッサンド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

글리산도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Glissando
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

glissando
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Glissando
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्लिसांदो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Glissando
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

glissando
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

glissando
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гліссандо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

glissando
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Γκλισάντο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

glissando
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glissando
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glissando
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of glissando

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GLISSANDO»

The term «glissando» is regularly used and occupies the 59.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLISSANDO» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLISSANDO»

Discover the use of glissando in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to glissando and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Glissando: A Melodrama
Archie becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding his grandfather's life, and as the two stories - Archie's and his grandfather's life - unravel, we see famiiliar themes of disappointment and failed ambition.
David Musgrave, 2010
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Ricci on glissando: the shortcut to violin technique
In his book on left-hand violin technique, Maestro Ruggiero Ricci addresses common problems in shifting by advocating the study of the glissando technique.
Ruggiero Ricci, Gregory H. Zayia, 2007
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The Art of Trombone Playing
Some conductors, wanting to make an impression in rehearsal, explain how the glissando should be done according to the score markings. The trombonist, the only one of the three who actually knows what it is all about, is brushed off as ...
Kleinhammer, Edward
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Music Notation
Learn the essentials of music notation, from fundamental pitch and rhythm placement to intricate meter and voicing alignments. This book also covers the correct way to subdivide rhythms and notate complex articulations and dynamics.
Mark McGrain, 1990
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The Trombone
[The 'glissando' is executed on the trombone in the following manner: the note - the fundamental note (or the octave) in ... as well as the %, % and the smallest intervals between them, are clearly heard, as in the glissando on string instruments.
Trevor Herbert, 2006
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Progress in Speech Synthesis
Frequency variations below this threshold are perceived without pitch change ( i.e., they are perceived as static tones). The glissando threshold has been measured for pure tones and synthetic vowels generated with a linear frequency change.
Jan P.H. van Santen, 1997
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The Leschetizky Method: A Guide to Fine and Correct Piano ...
THE GLISSANDO When perfectly done, the glissando becomes an ideal diatonic scale, for it sounds very "pearly" when given rapidly and evenly. This is a case where these false pearls are more dazzling than the genuine ones, the former ...
Malwine Brée, Seymour Bernstein, 1997
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Composing for Voice: A Guide for Composers, Singers, and ...
of Gershwin's "Summertime" (and sometimes a return descending octave as well) and does not even appear as a change of octave in the score, whereas the word "standin"' which begins the phrase is notated as a glissando down a tone ...
Paul Barker, 2004
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The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet
Glissando Although some theorists have attempted to differentiate between the terms portamento (involving a continuous slide) and glissando (a sliding effect articulating each semitone), twentieth-century composers have tended to use the  ...
Robin Stowell, 2003
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The Kumiuta and Danmono Traditions of Japanese Koto Music
This graceful, downward glissando is one of the characteristic koto sounds that first impress Westerners on hearing this instrument. The technique varies not only from school to school, but also from city to city in the same school. The Ikuta ryu ...
Willem Adriaansz, 1973

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLISSANDO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term glissando is used in the context of the following news items.
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Worcester Chamber Music Society presents first of two summer …
In between its iterations come violent episodes, often played sul ponticello; near the end, a long, dissonant glissando unwinds through the ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
2
Hanging out At Café Flóra with Ólöf Arnalds
... really picked that up in while. Maybe I can put some of that into the scary movie.” That's what they're made for, I say. Glissando. She laughs. «Reykjavík Grapevine, Jul 15»
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Years in the making: NCPC takes sweeping action on three major …
Three new pavilions will be built: the Entry and Glissando pavilions, which received preliminary approval in December, as well as a third ... «Washington Business Journal, Jul 15»
4
Guest conductor excels with 'Lord Nelson' Mass
Trombonist Aaron LaVere, exploiting his instrument's capacity for glissando, played with hardy swagger, with the collaboration of bassist Ted ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
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Review: Veruca Salt Erupt Anew on 'Ghost Notes'
A ghost note only sort of gets played. Instead of a clear bell-like emission or shimmering glissando, the beat is choked out to the point that it's ... «SPIN, Jul 15»
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Live review: Ludovico Einaudi lulls Blenheim Palace with passion
But armed with an electric cello suddenly he was all glissando and vibrato, making the strings wail at his command, beautifully and hauntingly, ... «Oxford Mail, Jul 15»
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Low Brass Festival 2015 happens at CCP from July 10 to 12
... British Trombone Society, Chairman of the Awards Committee for the International Trombone Association, and Editor of Glissando Magazine. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Get Your Hands On A ROLI Seaboard GRAND
... then slide to any other keywave you choose in one fluid gesture, even allowing multiple notes to glissando independently at the same time. «Sonic State, Jul 15»
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REVIEW: Mahler Players
And just as the music died away, the violin's deliberately slow glissando up to its final high note seemed spine-tinglingly modern. There was ... «Sutherland Northern Times, Jul 15»
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#LifeIsMusic: Ratan Bharati on his solo journey with the slide guitar
Slide guitar is a style of playing the string instrument in which a glissando effect is produced by moving bottleneck or a similar device over the ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»

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