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Adjective: sostenuto  ,sows-tu'noo-tow [N. Amer], ,sós-tu'nyoo-tow [Brit]
  1. Sustained; - applied to a movement or passage the sounds of which are to sustained to the utmost of the nominal value of the time; also, to a passage the tones of which are to be somewhat prolonged or protracted

Encyclopedia: Sostenuto