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adjective, noun, plural ob·li·ga·tos, ob·li·ga·ti [ob-li-gah-ee] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɑ i/.
  1. obbligato.
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Examples from the Web for obligato

Historical Examples of obligato

  • He bursts from the grass and sings in burstsplays his own obligato while he goes.

    The Lost Art of Reading

    Gerald Stanley Lee

  • She broke off, and presumably continued the obligato variations.

    The Rubicon

    E. F. Benson

  • She—the Huguenottine—was a-mazed, also, and from the maze was played by Obligato.

    A Ladder of Swords

    Gilbert Parker

  • She—the Huguenottine—was a-mazed also, and from the maze was played by Obligato.

  • When both solo and obligato had subsided, Juggernaut spoke again.

British Dictionary definitions for obligato


adjective, noun
  1. music a variant spelling of obbligato
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