Definitions for: Tremolo


[n] vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one
[n] (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones



Webster (1913) Definition: Tre"mo*lo, n. [It. Cf. Tremulous.] (Mus.)
(a) The rapid reiteration of tones without any apparent
cessation, so as to produce a tremulous effect.
(b) A certain contrivance in an organ, which causes the notes
to sound with rapid pulses or beats, producing a
tremulous effect; -- called also tremolant, and
tremulant.

See Also: palpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration, vibrato

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