from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Music In a majestic and stately manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. majestically

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Majestic or majestically; -- a direction to perform a passage or piece of music in a dignified manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, with dignity or majesty; majestically.


Italian, from maestà, majesty, greatness, from Latin māiestās; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Italian maestoso. (Wiktionary)



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