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From Italian portamento, from portare(bear, carry).

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portamento ‎(plural portamentos or portamenti)

  1. (music) A smooth, gliding transition from one note to another; used especially with stringed instruments, and sometimes on brass.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 945:
      The music was feral, Eastern in scale, flattened seconds and sixths, and a kind of fretless portamento between

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portamento m ‎(plural portamenti)

  1. bearing, carriage, deportment

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