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1. fermata

noun. ['fɛrˈmɑːˌtɑː'] (music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest.

Synonyms

  • lengthiness
  • prolongation
  • protraction

Antonyms

  • discontinuance
  • discontinuation
  • shortness
  • tonality

Etymology

  • fermata (Italian)

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2. fermata

noun. ['fɛrˈmɑːˌtɑː'] a musical notation (over a note or chord or rest) that indicates it is to be prolonged by an unspecified amount.

Etymology

  • fermata (Italian)

Example sentences of the word fermata


1. Noun, plural
Look for a bus stop, or “fermata,” on the route you want to take.

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