maestoso

[mahy-stoh-soh; Italian mah-es-taw-saw]

Origin of maestoso

1715–25; < Italian: stately, majestic, equivalent to maest(à) (< Latin mājestās majesty) + -oso -ose1
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maestoso

adjective, adverb
  1. to be performed majestically
noun plural -sos
  1. 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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