noun, plural trem·o·los. Music.
Origin of tremolo
Examples from the Web for tremolo
I heard, however, that she had never returned to the tremolo after I had once placed her voice in the right path.Sixty Years of California Song|Margaret Blake-Alverson
It may have been in sympathetic response to the tremolo of feeling in his voice.Doctor Luke of the Labrador|Norman Duncan
Holy's pony contributed to the tremolo effect by its short, nervous trot.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
I have since learned that the greatest violinists do not overemphasise the tremolo.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
The flush left his cheeks and the tremolo in his voice was replaced by a firm and even tone.Don Hale with the Flying Squadron|W. Crispin Sheppard
British Dictionary definitions for tremolo
noun plural -los music
- (in playing the violin, cello, etc) the rapid repetition of a single note produced by a quick back-and-forth movement of the bow
- the rapid reiteration of two notes usually a third or greater interval apart (fingered tremolo)Compare trill 1 (def. 1)
Word Origin for tremolo
Word Origin and History for tremolo
1801, from Italian tremolo, from Latin tremulus "trembling" (see tremulous).