Definition of glissando noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡlɪˈsændəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪˈsændoʊ//
(pl. glissandos, glissandi
BrE BrE//ɡlɪˈsændiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪˈsændiː//
(from Italian)
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a way of playing a series of notes so that each one slides into the next, making a smooth continuous sound Word OriginItalian, from French glissant, present participle of glisser ‘to slip, slide’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glissando