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Definition of Portamento

Portamento Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
In singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another; a gliding from tone to tone.
  
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portamento
\por`ta*men"to\ (?), n. [it., fr. portare to carry.] (mus.) in singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another; a gliding from tone to tone.

Portamento Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
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Portamento Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Portamento (plural: portamenti, a noun meaning literally "carriage" or "carrying") is a musical term that describes pitch sliding from one note to another. The term originated from the Italian expression "portamento della voce" (carriage of the voice), denoting from the beginning of the 17th century its use in vocal performances and its emulation by members of the violin family and certain wind instruments, and is sometimes used interchangeably with anticipation. It is also applied to one type of glissando as well as to the "glide" function of synthesizers.

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