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ostinato

noun osti·na·to \ˌäs-tə-ˈnä-(ˌ)tō, ˌs-\
plural osti·na·tos also -ti \-tē\

Definition of OSTINATO

:  a musical figure repeated persistently at the same pitch throughout a composition — compare imitation, sequence

Origin of OSTINATO

Italian, obstinate, from Latin obstinatus
First Known Use: circa 1876

Rhymes with OSTINATO

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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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