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fermata

fer·ma·ta

fermata

pronunciation:
fr ma t
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in music, the holding of a tone or rest, at the discretion of the performer, longer than its value expresses.
definition 2: either of a pair of musical signs placed over or under a note, indicating a tone or rest longer than its value expresses.