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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A prolongation at the discretion of the performer of a musical note, chord, or rest beyond its given time value.

Usage examples (24)
  • Perhaps a fermata on your chest to signify "Hold me!"
  • Aside from the backwards 6, I love the fermata on the first cake. 16 forever?
  • So we have a bunch of harmonies with no functional relationship to each other, and a couple of diametrically opposed tempi jammed together with a fermata.
  • Situato vicinissimo alla fermata della metro di South Kensington. for more
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