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maestoso

[mahy-stoh-soh; Italian mah-es-taw-saw] /maɪˈstoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌmɑ ɛsˈtɔ sɔ/
adjective, adverb
1.
with majesty; stately (used as a musical direction).
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian: stately, majestic, equivalent to maest(à) (< Latin mājestās majesty) + -oso -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for maestoso

maestoso

/maɪˈstəʊsəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
to be performed majestically
noun (pl) -sos
2.
a piece or passage directed to be played in this way
Word Origin
C18: Italian: majestic, from Latin māiestāsmajesty
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