Definition of pesante in English:

pesante

adverb

Music
  • As a musical direction: weightily, ponderously; in the style indicated by the direction.

adjective

Music
  • Weighty, ponderous; played or marked to be played ‘pesante’.

noun

Music
  • A passage to be played ‘pesante’; a musical direction to play in this manner.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From Italian pesante heavy.

Pronunciation

pesante

/pəˈzanteɪ//pəˈzanti/