tiento

noun
tien·​to | \ tēˈen‧(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of tiento

: a 16th century Spanish pipe-organ composition having strict imitative counterpoint and resembling the ricercar

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History and Etymology for tiento

Spanish, literally, touch, from tentar

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tientsin jute

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“Tiento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiento. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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