obbligato definition

  • adjective:
    • to not ever be left out; essential. Used of an accompaniment that's a fundamental piece of an item.
  • noun:
    • An obbligato accompaniment.
    • An accompaniment, whether for a solo or a concerted instrument, that will be of separate importance; specially, an instrumental solamente accompanying a vocal piece.
    • additionally spelled obligato.
    • an integral part of the score that needs to be done without modification or omission
    • a persistent but subordinate theme
  • others:
    • In songs, essential; so important it cannot be omitted: especially utilized of accompaniments of separate price.

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