maestoso

maestoso

[mahy-stoh-soh; Italian mah-es-taw-saw]
adjective, adverb
with majesty; stately (used as a musical direction).

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian: stately, majestic, equivalent to maest(à) (< Latin mājestās majesty) + -oso -ose1

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maestoso (maɪˈstəʊsəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  to be performed majestically
 
n , -sos
2.  a piece or passage directed to be played in this way
 
[C18: Italian: majestic, from Latin māiestāsmajesty]

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