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Noun: obligato (obligati,obligatos)  ,ó-bli'gaa-tow
  1. A persistent but subordinate motif
    - obbligato
     
  2. A part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
    - obbligato

Derived forms: obligatos, obligati

Type of: motif, motive, section, subdivision

Encyclopedia: Obligato