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saltando

[ sahl-tahn-doh ]
/ sɑlˈtɑn doʊ /
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adjective

(of a performance with a stringed instrument) playing each note staccato by bouncing the bow on the strings.

adverb

in a saltando manner.

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Also sal·ta·to [sahl-tah-toh]. /sɑlˈtɑ toʊ/.

Origin of saltando

<Italian, gerund of saltare to jump <Latin saltāre to dance, leap; see saltant
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