stentando
(sten-TAHN-doe)


[It., laboring, struggling or toiling]


A directive to perform the indicated passage of a composition in an ungraceful, heavy, labored, or dragging manner, holding back each note.

See also [Eng.] toiling; [Eng.] struggling; [Fr.] en peinant; [Ger.] angestrengt; [It.] stentando; [It.] stantanto; [It.] penando.


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