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In part writing, a suspension is a situation in which a single note of one chord is held over into another chord, thus creating a dissonance, which is resolved by step in the following chord.


Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem, "Dies Irae"

Frédéric François Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4

See Also

[Abbreviation] sus


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