Music Terms-Set 4

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retenu
held back
Rinforzando
Accent by strengthening
Ritardando
Gradually slower
Ritenuto
Suddenly slower
ritmico
rhymical
rubato
phrasing, give and take, shading of tempo, borrowing of time
Scherzando
Playful, jesting
Secondary accent
Accent on a beat other than the down beat, e.g. beat three in common time
Semplice
Simple, unaffected
sempre
always
Senza misura
Freely
simile
in a similar manner
Sforzando (sfz)
Loudly accented
Sforzando/Forzando
Accent by forcing/pressure
smorzando
dying away
Sostenuto
Sustaining
Sotto voce
Subdued voice
spicato
springing or bouncing of bow off the string (a staccato technique)
Staccato
Detached
stentato
labored
Stringendo
Gradualy faster and hastening
Subito forte (sub. f)
Suddenly loud
Subito piano (sub. p)
Suddenly soft
tacet
silent for a particular instrument
Tempo giusto
In exact tempo