ritardando

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ri·tar·dan·do

 (rē′tär-dän′dō)
adv. & adj. Music
Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, present participle of ritardare, to slow down, from Latin retardāre; see retard1.]

ritardando

(ˌrɪtɑːˈdændəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) another term for rallentandoAbbreviation: rit
[C19: from Italian, from ritardare to slow down]

ri•tar•dan•do

(ˌri tɑrˈdɑn doʊ)

adj., adv.
Music. becoming gradually slower.
[1805–15; < Italian, ger. of ritardare; see retard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritardando - gradually decreasing in tempo
decreasing - music