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adv. & adj. Music
In a gradually broadening style and slowing tempo. Used chiefly as a direction.
[Italian, present participle of allargare, to broaden : al-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + largare, to broaden (from largo, broad, from Latin largus).]
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(Classical Music) music (to be performed) with increasing slowness
[Italian, from allargare to make slow or broad]
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