Definition of obbligato noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

obbligato

 noun
(also obligato)noun
NAmE//ˌɑbləˈɡɑt̮oʊ//
 
(pl. obbligatos)(music)(from Italian)
 
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an important part for an instrument in a piece of music that cannot be left out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: obbligato