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

Derived forms: obbligati, obbligatos

Type of: motif, motive, section, subdivision

Encyclopedia: Obbligato