ostinato

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian ostinato (stubborn). Doublet of obstinate.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ostinato (plural ostinatos or ostinati)

  1. (music) A piece of melody, a chord progression, or a bass figure that is repeated over and over as a musical accompaniment.
    • 2009, January 26, “Anthony Tommasini”, in Pricking Up the Ears to Listen for Echoes of California[1]:
      The piece moves in alluring spans of swirling figures, jagged lines and pointillistic outbursts, often prodded forward by ostinatos in the perky piano.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ostinato” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ostinato.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈostinɑto/, [ˈo̞s̠t̪iˌnɑt̪o̞]
  • Hyphenation: os‧ti‧na‧to

Noun[edit]

ostinato

  1. (music) ostinato

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ostinato (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative ostinato ostinatot
genitive ostinaton ostinatojen
partitive ostinatoa ostinatoja
illative ostinatoon ostinatoihin
singular plural
nominative ostinato ostinatot
accusative nom. ostinato ostinatot
gen. ostinaton
genitive ostinaton ostinatojen
partitive ostinatoa ostinatoja
inessive ostinatossa ostinatoissa
elative ostinatosta ostinatoista
illative ostinatoon ostinatoihin
adessive ostinatolla ostinatoilla
ablative ostinatolta ostinatoilta
allative ostinatolle ostinatoille
essive ostinatona ostinatoina
translative ostinatoksi ostinatoiksi
instructive ostinatoin
abessive ostinatotta ostinatoitta
comitative ostinatoineen

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin obstinātus.

Adjective[edit]

ostinato (feminine singular ostinata, masculine plural ostinati, feminine plural ostinate)

  1. stubborn, obstinate
Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ostinato m (plural ostinati, feminine ostinata)

  1. a stubborn or obstinate person

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ostinato m (feminine singular ostinata, masculine plural ostinati, feminine plural ostinate)

  1. past participle of ostinarsi

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Further reading[edit]

  • ostinato in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana