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damper pedal

noun, Music.
1.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for sustaining pedal

sustaining pedal

noun
1.
(music) a foot-operated lever on a piano, usually the right one of two, that keeps the dampers raised from the strings when keys are released, allowing them to continue to vibrate Compare soft-pedal (sense 3)
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Contemporary definitions for sustaining pedal
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noun

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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