sostenente

noun so·ste·nen·te \¦sō-stə-¦nen-tē, -(ˌ)tā\
variants: or

sostinente

Definition of sostenente

plural

sostenentes

or

sostinentes

  1. 1 :  a device on a piano for attaining a sostenuto effect

  2. 2 :  sostinente pianoforte

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Origin and Etymology of sostenente

sostenente alteration of sostinente; sostinente short for sostinente pianoforte


First Known Use: 1818


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