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ob•bli•ga•to



Pronunciation: (ob"li-gä'tō; It.ôb"blē-gä'tô), [key]
adj., n., pl. -tos, -tiPronunciation: (-tē). [key]
Music.

adj.
(used as a musical direction) obligatory or indispensable; so important that it cannot be omitted.

n.
1. an obbligato part or accompaniment.
2. a continuing or persistent subordinate or background motif.
3. a subordinate part of a solo. Also,obligato.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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