mae·sto·so | \ mī-ˈstō-(ˌ)sō , -(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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