Definition of tiento in English:

tiento

Line breaks: ti¦ento
Pronunciation: /ˈtjɛntəʊ/

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noun (plural tientos)

  • (In 16th- and 17th-century Spanish music) a contrapuntal piece resembling a ricercar, originally for strings and later for organ.

Origin

Spanish, literally 'touch, feel'.

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