noun, plural glis·san·di [gli-sahn-dee] /glɪˈsɑn di/.
Origin of glissando
Examples from the Web for glissando
Historical Examples of glissando
A glissando of joy burned his eardrums, and he could not face that living splendor.Felony
Sign,—same as a muted note, but written at the end of a glissando.
It might be added, though, that the glissando is an effect which should not be overdone.Violin Mastery
Frederick H. Martens
The glissando passages in sixths are impossible on modern instruments.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work
Stephen Samuel Stratton
The abruptness with which the sound of the voice fades as it starts the glissando, leaves the impression of E♭ still sounding.
noun plural -di (-diː) or -dos
Word Origin for glissando
1873, Italianized form of French glissant, present participle of glisser (see glissade).