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Noun: glissando (glissandi,glissandos)  gli'san-dow
  1. A rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
Adverb: glissando  gli'san-dow
  1. (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)
    "this should be played glissando, please"

Derived forms: glissandi, glissandos

Type of: air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune

Encyclopedia: Glissando