maestoso

adjective or adverb
mae·​sto·​so | \ mī-ˈstō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce maestoso (audio) , -(ˌ)zō \

Definition of maestoso

: majestic and stately used as a direction in music

First Known Use of maestoso

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maestoso

Italian, from Latin majestosus, from majestas majesty

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“Maestoso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maestoso. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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