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obligato

[ob-li-gah-toh] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɑ toʊ/
adjective, noun, plural obligatos, obligati
[ob-li-gah-ee] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɑ i/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for obligato

obbligato

/ˌɒblɪˈɡɑːtəʊ/
adjective
1.
not to be omitted in performance
noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tiː)
2.
an essential part in a score: with oboe obbligato
See also ad-lib
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, from obbligare to oblige

obligato

/ˌɒblɪˈɡɑːtəʊ/
adjective, noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of obbligato
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