noun, plural glis·san·di [gli-sahn-dee] /glɪˈsɑn di/.
- glisson's capsule,
Origin of glissando
Examples from the Web for glissando
The sudden diminuation of tone taken with a glissando gives an effect something like a short groan.
Sign,—same as a muted note, but written at the end of a glissando.
Various effects can be obtained on the harp: by harmonics, by damping, by guitar tones, by the glissando.
The glissando passages in sixths are impossible on modern instruments.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
A glissando of joy burned his eardrums, and he could not face that living splendor.Felony|James Causey
noun plural -di (-diː) or -dos
Word Origin for glissando
1873, Italianized form of French glissant, present participle of glisser (see glissade).