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Definition of fermata noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fermata

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BrE BrE//fɜːˈmɑːtə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrˈmɑːtə//
 
(music, from Italian, especially North American English)
 
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= pause Word OriginItalian, from fermare ‘to stop’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fermata

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