Definition Of sustain


an effect or facility on a keyboard or electronic instrument whereby a note can be sustained after the key is released.

She has a decent voice, but it was her sustain on the more difficult notes that really impressed.

strengthen or support physically or mentally.

this thought had sustained him throughout the years

undergo or suffer (something unpleasant, especially an injury).

he died after sustaining severe head injuries

uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of.

the allegations of discrimination were sustained

Example Of sustain

  • Admittedly the film's premise is barely enough to sustain its 100-minute running time, but this film is as much brains as it is heart.

  • And I do believe that that kind of activity, over time, cannot sustain the support of the public.

  • And it's difficult in a democracy to sustain support for the war.

  • Can writer/performer Ronnie Burkett really sustain his story of adoption, vampires and gay liberationist terrorism through a solo puppet performance?

  • Compressing a rock ballad 3 to 4 dB on peaks, the result was intoxicatingly creamy and bold, with beautiful density and sustain .

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