- a tremulous effect produced by the rapid reiteration of the same tone, as by the rapid up-and-down movement of the bow or plectrum: in singing, sometimes, vibrato
- a device, as in an organ, for producing such a tone
Origin of tremoloItalian ; from Classical Latin tremulus: see tremulous
- A tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or by rapid alternation of two tones.
- A device on an organ for producing a tremulous effect.
- Vibrato, especially in singing.
Origin of tremoloItalian, from Latin tremulus, tremulous; see tremulous.
- (music) A rapid repetition of the same note, or an alternation between two or more notes. It can also be intended to mean a rapid and repetitive variation in pitch for the duration of a note. It is notated by a strong diagonal bar across the note stem, or a detached bar for a set of notes (stemless notes).
Borrowed from Italian tremolo, first-person present indicative of tremolare (“to shake”). Origin: 1715-25.