noun, plural ob·bli·ga·tos, ob·bli·ga·ti [ob-li-gah-tee; Italian awb-blee-gah-tee] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɑ ti; Italian ˌɔb bliˈgɑ ti/.
Origin of obbligato
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Historical Examples of obbligato
This is the animal page of the Sunday Star and Cadge is in a hurry for it, to do the obbligato.The Bacillus of Beauty
The prelude in E forms the obbligato organ part of the opening chorus of the cantata Wir danken dir.Bach
Charles Francis Abdy Williams
The earlier obbligato accompaniment gave way to an obbligato style of writing which rested to a greater extent on counterpoint.
The accompanying (obbligato) instrument is not mentioned, but the work may well have been one of these Sonatas.
Obbligato (sometimes incorrectly spelled obligato)—an accessory melody accompanying harmonized music, (usually vocal music).Music Notation and Terminology
Karl W. Gehrkens
noun plural -tos or -ti (-tiː)
Word Origin for obbligato
musical instruction, 1724, from Italian obbligato, literally "obligated," from Latin obligatus, past participle of obligare "to bind" (see oblige). In reference to a necessary accompaniment by a single instrument.