What is the technical musical term for singing and sobbing at the same time? Can I say singhiozzio?

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    Possibly “singhiozzando”
    – egreg
    Mar 3 at 14:15
  • @egreg thanks, I think that is correct. dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/3171-singhiozzando
    – fdb
    Mar 3 at 14:22
  • I was not aware; this would be used in opera, but I don't consider operas written after 1805. :-)
    – egreg
    Mar 3 at 14:42

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The usual way would be with a gerund, like crescendo or diminuendo.

So my bet is on singhiozzando, which seems to be confirmed in Rigoletto

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or by https://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/3171-singhiozzando

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