sustaining pedal

/səˈsteɪnɪŋ ˌpɛdl/ (say suh'stayning .pedl)

noun
a pedal on a piano operated by the right foot, which holds the dampers off the strings and thus prolongs the notes.
Also, loud pedal.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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