adjective, noun, plural ob·li·ga·tos, ob·li·ga·ti [ob-li-gah-ee] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɑ i/.
Examples from the Web for obligato
Obligato, which is to say Leicester yonder, hath no tail—the devil cut it off and wears it himself.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
Third, there were two obligato instruments, the pipe used in the duet of the two shepherds, and the "lira" played by Orpheus.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera|William James Henderson
The art of obligato pedal playing he brought to a point which it had never before reached and scarcely afterward surpassed.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
The band from its station on a platform car boomed "Hail to the Chief," the engine whistle screaming an obligato.The Rainy Day Railroad War|Holman Day
Romberg, then in the zenith of his fame as a Virtuoso, played one of his Quartetts with Violoncello obligato.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr