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music a foot-operated lever on a piano, usually the right one of two, that keeps the dampers raised from the strings when keys are released, allowing them to continue to vibrateCompare soft-pedal (def. 3)
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Words nearby sustaining pedal
sustainably, sustained, sustained-release, sustained yield, sustainer, sustaining pedal, sustaining program, sustenance, sustentacular, sustentation, sustentation fund
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How to use sustaining pedal in a sentence
Don't use the sustaining pedal too frequently, not even as frequently as indicated on the rolls.
Have you ever tried singing a note into this instrument when the sustaining pedal is depressed?Ted and the Telephone|Sara Ware Bassett
Remember too that the term "loud pedal" as applied to the sustaining pedal, as it properly is called, is incorrect.
When the sustaining pedal squeaks, look first to the pedal, then to the wooden rods leading up to the damper rod.Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
To carry out his designs the third or sustaining pedal became necessary.For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore