tiento

noun

tien·​to
tēˈen‧(ˌ)tō
plural -s
: a 16th century Spanish pipe-organ composition having strict imitative counterpoint and resembling the ricercar

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, touch, from tentar

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“Tiento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiento. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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