portamento

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian portamento, from portare (bear, carry).

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Noun[edit]

portamento (plural portamentos or portamenti)

  1. (music) A smooth, gliding transition from one note to another; used especially with stringed instruments, and sometimes on brass.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 945:
      The music was feral, Eastern in scale, flattened seconds and sixths, and a kind of fretless portamento between

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

portare, portarsi +‎ -mento

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /por.taˈmen.to/
  • Rhymes: -ento
  • Hyphenation: por‧ta‧mén‧to

Noun[edit]

portamento m (plural portamenti)

  1. bearing, carriage, deportment

Further reading[edit]

  • portamento in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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