glissando

Definitions of glissando
1

n a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

Types:
slide, swoop
(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
Type of:
air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

adv (musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes)

“this should be played glissando, please”

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.