noun, plural sos·te·nu·tos, Italian sos·te·nu·ti [saws-te-noo-tee]. /ˌsɔs tɛˈnu ti/.
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Origin of sostenuto
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Example sentences from the Web for sostenuto
In the very midst of one of his finest and tenderest sostenuto passages, Josephine sneezed--and such a sneeze!In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
"But my tremolo—my sostenuto will be ruined," said Hippolyte wildly.
In the middle comes the second part, "Nel seno a destarmi;" then again the sostenuto.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
In the next movement (Largo e sostenuto) sombre tones still prevail; the key is that of the dominant minor.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
The symphony begins with an introduction marked sostenuto e maestoso, built on this theme.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas|W. J. Henderson