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19:53 Aug 24, 2010
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
Italian term or phrase: gorgheggi
"...lui recita in trance un sortilegio e lei lo avvolge dei suoi gorgheggi ultra-dilatati."

Also from the write-up about the group Low, describing the song Throw Out The Line.
NicoleRZ
United States
Local time: 09:35
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2lilting warble
Oliver Lawrence
4 +1trills
Fiorsam
3chirrupsGladiola


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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
lilting warble


Explanation:
gorgheggi, according to Garzanti and Hoepli, comes out as warbling or trilling, but these sound too twittery to me given the lugubrious nature of this track (just heard it on youtube), so the addition of 'lilting' is intended to evoke the more laid-back, mellifluous dimension that I hear in it. HTH :).

Oliver Lawrence
Italy
Local time: 15:35
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 45

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxMr Murray: I think your listening to them and finding an appropriate equivalent in English for 'gorgheggi' was very well done.
11 mins

agree  Anthony Green
10 hrs
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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
chirrups


Explanation:
Because of the poetic and musical nature of the contest I think it's appropriate "chirrups".

Gladiola
United States
Local time: 09:35
Native speaker of: Native in AlbanianAlbanian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Oliver Lawrence: if you listen to the song it doesn't sound like chirrups at all
9 hrs
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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
trills


Explanation:
This exhilarating vengeance aria in C-major asks the singer for five and a half minutes of roulades, leaps, turns, arpeggios, and ***trills***. ...
www.musicalcriticism.com/.../cd-genaux-vivaldi-0110.shtml

The B section takes up the rising sixths of the ritornello, inverts them, varies the intervals, and adorns them with trills. The aria recalls at a distance ...
books.google.com/books?isbn=1843832682...

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Note added at 44 mins (2010-08-24 20:37:16 GMT)
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***trill*** n. A fluttering or tremulous sound, as that made by certain birds; a warble. Music . The rapid alternation of two tones either a whole or a.
www.answers.com/topic/trill

Fiorsam
United States
Local time: 09:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Oliver Lawrence: too shrill IMHO for what this song actually sounds like
9 hrs
  -> A trill is never shrill, or should not be. Look at the definition above.

neutral  Joel Schaefer: A trill is a very specific thing, not a figurative term.
11 hrs
  -> I agree. It is a very specific musical/vocal sound, much practiced by opera singers. Figurative?

agree  Frances Leggett: I would agree it's a trill rather than a warble; a trill moves between two adjacent notes, usually semitones and in this piece these are two notes "she" sings, a semitone apart. Although I have to say it's very "dilated"!!!!
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