Tas"to\, n. [It.] (Mus.) A key or thing touched to produce a tone.

Tasto solo, single touch; -- in old music, a direction denoting that the notes in the bass over or under which it is written should be performed alone, or with no other chords than unisons and octaves.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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