noun, plural por·ta·men·ti [pawr-tuh-men-tee, pohr-; Italian pawr-tah-men-tee] /ˌpɔr təˈmɛn ti, ˌpoʊr-; Italian ˌpɔr tɑˈmɛn ti/, por·ta·men·tos. Music.
- portal system,
- portal vein,
- portal-systemic encephalopathy,
- portal-to-portal pay,
- portative organ,
Origin of portamento
Examples from the Web for portamento
The portamento being an embellishment that pertains to the cantabile, it is very little used in declamatory singing.
Some minor effects utilized in Style in singing may be briefly alluded to: Portamento; variations of Tempo.
At one point the boys took a portamento—a grace which very few choirmasters would attempt with boys.The Boy's Voice|J. Spencer Curwen
Both her portamento di voce and her volubility were declared to be unrivaled.Great Singers, First Series|George T. Ferris
You, who know what is meant by singing with portamento, would find rare satisfaction in her singing of it.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn