performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.
a glissando passage.
(in string playing) a slide.
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How to use glissando in a sentence
The piano in it is put to various uses, with a fill of glissandi matching the diabolic mood.Franz Liszt | James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for glissando
a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc
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