damper pedal

noun Music.

a pedal on a piano that when depressed with the foot raises the dampers and permits the strings to vibrate and sustain the tone.

Nearby words

  1. damp-proof,
  2. dampcourse,
  3. dampen,
  4. dampener,
  5. damper,
  6. dampier,
  7. dampier, william,
  8. damping,
  9. damping off,
  10. damping-off

Also called loud pedal, reverberation pedal, sustaining pedal.

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