maestoso

[ mahy-stoh-soh; Italian mah-es-taw-saw ]
/ maɪˈstoʊ soʊ; Italian ˌmɑ ɛsˈtɔ sɔ /

adjective, adverb

with majesty; stately (used as a musical direction).

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Origin of maestoso

1715–25; <Italian: stately, majestic, equivalent to maest(à) (<Latin mājestāsmajesty) + -oso-ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for maestoso

maestoso
/ (maɪˈstəʊsəʊ) music /

adjective, adverb

to be performed majestically

noun plural -sos

a piece or passage directed to be played in this way

Word Origin for maestoso

C18: Italian: majestic, from Latin māiestās majesty
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