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damper pedal

noun, Music.
a pedal on a piano that when depressed with the foot raises the dampers and permits the strings to vibrate and sustain the tone.
Also called loud pedal, reverberation pedal, sustaining pedal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for damper-pedal

a foot-level on a string instrument, such as a piano, that lifts the dampers from the strings which makes the tone longer and fuller; also called loud pedal , forte pedal , sustaining pedal , [una corda pedal]; cf. soft pedal

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