Music a continuous gliding from one note to another, sounding intervening tones; glide
Origin of portamentoItalian ; from portare, to carry ; from L: see fare
nounpl. por·ta·men·ti or por·ta·men·tos
A smooth uninterrupted glide in passing from one tone to another, especially with the voice or a bowed stringed instrument.
Origin of portamentoItalian, from portare, to carry, from Latin portare; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural portamentos or portamenti)
From Italian portamento, from portare (“bear, carry").