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sostenuto

sos·te·nu·to

sostenuto

 
pronunciation:
sa st nu to [or] sos te nu to
parts of speech:
adjective & adverb, noun
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: in a sustained manner, with each note held for its full time value (used as a musical direction).
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: sostenuti, sostenutos
definition: a passage played or sung in a sustained manner.