Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of portamento.

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Examples

  • This was a program full of delicate sonic interplay, from the slow sliding portamentos and stinging pizzicatos of Pawel Szymanski's "Five Pieces" and the vocalizing that turned Chinary Ung's "Spiral X: In Memoriam" (for amplified string quartet) into an octet, to the subtle impressionistic colors of Philip Glass's Quartet No. 5.

    In performance: Del Sol Quartet

  • Wagner called "the most melancholy sentiment ever expressed in music" - is filled with audible portamentos, or slides, that may not be to all tastes.

    News

  • Like the string portamentos we also no longer hear, it's something in their blood.

    ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

  • Like the string portamentos we also no longer hear, it's something in their blood.

    ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

  • Slides, bends, vibratos and portamentos can be made and strings can be stopped at any time.

    MacMusic - News

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