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- n. Plural form of fermata.
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Mrs. Gold, as before, but with still less regard to time, and more out of tune; but she tries to compensate for this by introducing very long ornaments at the _fermate_ in the _allegro_, sung with her thin, piercing, over-strained voice; and she frequently rolls up her black eyes.
Mrs. Gold, were those delicious _fermate_ of your own invention?
C’erano una volta, nell’antico Egitto, le piramidi mobili… Questa è la storia di come si sono fermate.
The outstretched arm and door-curtain are the "fermate."]