English

Definition of sostenuto adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sostenuto

 adverb,adjective
adverb, adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsɒstəˈnjuːtəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːstəˈnuːtoʊ//
 
(music, from Italian)
 
jump to other results
(used as an instruction) making each note last for its full written length Word OriginItalian, ‘sustained’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sostenuto