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tenuto

[tuh-noo-toh; Italian te-noo-taw] /təˈnu toʊ; Italian tɛˈnu tɔ/
adjective
1.
Music. (of a note, chord, or rest) held to the full time value.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Italian: held (past participle of tenere) < Vulgar Latin *tenūtus, for Latin tentus
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British Dictionary definitions for tenuto

tenuto

/tɪˈnjuːtəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) (of a note) to be held for or beyond its full time value (written above a note) ¯
Word Origin
from Italian, literally: held, from tenere to hold, from Latin tenēre
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