1 In vn.‐playing, expressive means of passing from one note to another, usually at distance of a 3rd or 4th. Paganini introduced virtuoso slide by executing chromatic passages, singly or in 3rds, with the same fingers.
2 Device fitted to wind instr. to adjust the pitch by altering length of vibrating air‐column. Mainly used on tb.
3 An ornament; when 2 or more notes approach main note by conjunct motion.
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