damper pedal

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of damper pedal was in 1824

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“Damper pedal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damper%20pedal. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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