tenuto

tenuto

[tuh-noo-toh; Italian te-noo-taw]
adjective
Music. (of a note, chord, or rest) held to the full time value.

Origin:
1890–95; < Italian: held (past participle of tenere) < Vulgar Latin *tenūtus, for Latin tentus

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tenuto (tɪˈnjuːtəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
music (of a note) to be held for or beyond its full time value
 
[from Italian, literally: held, from tenere to hold, from Latin tenēre]

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