Definition of tiento in English:

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tiento

Pronunciation: /ˈtjɛntəʊ/

noun (plural tientos)

(In 16th- and 17th-century Spanish music) a contrapuntal piece resembling a ricercar, originally for strings and later for organ.
Example sentences
  • Among his best pieces are tientos of great structural variety, glosas, and diferencias.
  • Is there something specific that is supposed to be included in the song for it to be considered a tiento?
  • In this volume, which deals with tientos, he examines the meter, guitar playing, singing and dancing in this flamenco form.

Origin

Spanish, literally 'touch, feel'.

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