- (of a note or tone) prolonged or sustained into the next chord: The third piece, “Meditation,” uses suspended tones to capture a dreamy, contemplative mood.
- (of a chord) made by replacing the third note in a triad with an adjacent note, producing a lack of resolution: I think her acoustic guitar pieces rely too much on suspended chords.
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Some fire pits come with grates that allow for cooking, but if you have one that doesn’t accommodate a grate, you can buy a steel tripod that will allow you to suspend a Dutch oven above your pit.This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too|M. Carrie Allan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Only the day care’s food permit is temporarily suspended — but will be restored if Phillips complies with restrictions.After Virginia faulted a Christian day care for lack of masks, pastor told parents covid was a ‘hoax’|Meagan Flynn, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Michelle Boorstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The actual business end of the telescope, where radio waves were sensed, was an instrument platform suspended high above it by cables strung from three towers.Big dish of Arecibo observatory has reached the end of the line|John Timmer|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
An elevated walkway positions you at eye-level with suspended planes, functioning like a pandemic-conscious highway.You have until Nov. 22 to visit these six Smithsonian museums. Here’s what to expect.|Kelsey Ables|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Far from comfortably suspended, due to the harness I planned to wear all night and the severe wedgie it caused, but suspended nonetheless.On Sleeping in the Largest Organism on Earth|Leath Tonino|November 19, 2020|Outside Online
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech|Nick Gillespie|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but two and a half years suspended.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Time was suspended as the world watched and waited for news about the young, brave girl from the Swat Valley.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This may be precisely the point: that fiction at its best is a sphere of suspended belief as much as suspended disbelief.The Birth of the Novel|Nick Romeo|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the roof of the barn is a long loop of rope, through this the turkey is suspended by its legs.Confessions of a Turkey Killer|Tom Sykes|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because the universe is governed by laws, and there is no credible instance on record of those laws being suspended.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
It was like a dream of beauty suspended in the air before you—floating there—and you didn't want to disturb it.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The three banks thereupon opened their doors and satisfied the note-holders, ordinary business being, meanwhile, suspended.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
His mind had suspended its operations, whilst his physical eye stared upon vacancy.
A leather cased camera was suspended from his bull neck by means of a strap.