damper pedal

noun

Definition of damper pedal

: a pedal that lifts the dampers from a piano's strings to allow a note to ring after its key is released

called also loud pedal, sustaining pedal, sustain pedal

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First Known Use of damper pedal

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Damper pedal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damper%20pedal. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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