sostenuto

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1so·ste·nu·to

adjective or adverb \ˌsōs-tə-ˈnü-(ˌ)tō, ˌss-\

Definition of SOSTENUTO

:  sustained to or beyond the note's full value —used as a direction in music

Origin of SOSTENUTO

Italian, from past participle of sostenere to sustain, from Latin sustinēre
First Known Use: circa 1724

2sostenuto

noun

Definition of SOSTENUTO

:  a movement or passage whose notes are markedly prolonged

First Known Use of SOSTENUTO

1757

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