noun, plural fer·ma·tas, Italian fer·ma·te [fer-mah-te] /fɛrˈmɑ tɛ/. Music.
Origin of fermata
Examples from the Web for fermate
Historical Examples of fermate
The two motives having been twice repeated, there is a fermate.The Complete Opera Book
I dusted them with Fermate, hope it doesn't affect germination.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
noun plural -tas or -te (-tɪ)
Word Origin for fermata
1876, musical term, Italian, literally "stop, pause," from fermare "to fasten, to stop," from fermo "strong, fastened," from Latin firmus (see firm (adj.)).