adjective or adverb \tā-ˈnü-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of TENUTO

:  held (as a tone or chord) to its full value —used as a direction in music

Origin of TENUTO

Italian, from past participle of tenere to hold, from Latin tenēre
First Known Use: 1762


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