Holding note
Holding Hold"ing, n. 1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining. [1913 Webster]

2. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. [1913 Webster]

3. That which holds, binds, or influences. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

4. The burden or chorus of a song. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Holding note} (Mus.), a note sustained in one part, while the other parts move. [1913 Webster]


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