rallentando


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ral·len·tan·do

 (răl′ən-tăn′dō, räl′lĕn-tän′dō) Music
adv. & adj.
Gradually slackening in tempo; ritardando. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. ral·len·tan·dos
A rallentando passage or movement.

[Italian, present participle of rallentare, to slow down : re-, intensive pref. (from Latin; see re-) + allentare, to slow down (from Late Latin allentāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin lentus, slow).]

rallentando

(ˌrælɛnˈtændəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music becoming slower. Abbreviation: rall Also: ritardando or ritenuto
[C19: Italian, from rallentare to slow down]

rallentando

slowing down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rallentando - gradually decreasing in tempo
decreasing - music
Adv.1.rallentando - slowing down; "this passage should be played rallentando"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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