noun, plural sos·te·nu·tos, Italian sos·te·nu·ti [saws-te-noo-tee] /ˌsɔs tɛˈnu ti/.
Origin of sostenuto
Examples from the Web for sostenuto
It is fuller and rounder in quality than the soprano—less flexible, and more adapted to a sostenuto or declamatory style.Advice to Singers|Frederick James Crowest
A good effect is produced in a sostenuto theme by commencing the vibrato slowly on a crescendo note.Chats to 'Cello Students|Arthur Broadley
Is not the Sostenuto bellow of the arriero almost the only approach to melody that the peasant ever attempts?
"But my tremolo—my sostenuto will be ruined," said Hippolyte wildly.
The basis of phrasing then, may be found in legato, sostenuto and contrast.The Head Voice and Other Problems|D. A. Clippinger