noun, plural fer·ma·tas, Italian fer·ma·te [fer-mah-te] /fɛrˈmɑ tɛ/. Music.
Examples from the Web for fermata
He bounced around between bands for a while before joining a band named Fermata as a bassist.‘Free Willy’ Turns 20: Catching Up With Star Jason James Richter|Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the case of a hold (fermata), the movement for the cut-off depends upon the nature of what follows.Essentials in Conducting|Karl Wilson Gehrkens
Dr. Deiters thought that Ries confounded the last with the first movement, in which the clarinet enters after a fermata.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
A fermata in the middle of a movement does not constitute a break, neither need it at the end.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock