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 (lär-gĕt′ō) Music
adv. & adj.
In a slow tempo, usually slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. lar·ghet·tos
A larghetto passage or movement.

[Italian, diminutive of largo, largo; see largo.]


(lɑːˈɡɛtəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) to be performed moderately slowly
n, pl -tos
(Classical Music) a piece or passage to be performed in this way
[Italian: diminutive of largo]


(lɑrˈgɛt oʊ)

adj., adv., n., pl. -ghet•tos. Music. adj., adv.
1. somewhat slow; not so slow as largo, but usu. slower than andante.
2. a larghetto movement.
[1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of largo largo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larghetto - (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Adj.1.larghetto - (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
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The second movement started sluggishly, a notch slower than Larghetto, with Benedetti sounding a little self-indulgent and sapping the music's flow and only the lively finale found soloist and orchestra in fruitful partnership.
Sachs Rattle (son of Sir Simon) played the basset clarinet with authoritative charm and insight, particularly in the lyrical Larghetto movement.
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There was a lovely warm and meditative opening to the Larghetto, and a capering Rondo with Ehnes' violin dancing a doublestopping dance in a firefly finale.
There's something so calming, ethereal and yet grounding about the larghetto [music with a languid tempo].
Un grand moment de plaisir pour les centaines de familles qui ont ecoute religieusement des morceaux choisis par les deux ensembles : Vivace essai de la symphonie NA 82 [beaucoup moins que] L'ours [beaucoup plus grand que], Air de Don Giovanni, Larghetto du concert pour piano et orchestre a cordes, la veuve joyeuse, un duo Hanna et Danilo [beaucoup moins que] Lippen Schweigen [beaucoup plus grand que].
In music, what does the instruction larghetto mean?
Music identified as largo, larghetto, lento, or adagio typically fall between the 40-70 beats per minute range.
The final compositions on the recording, made in co-production with German Radio, are the Larghetto in G minor from the Romantic Pieces, Rusalka's Song to the Moon and Lass mich allein from the cycle Four Songs, Op.
La frescura y el encanto del ambiente primaveral se hallan en el exquisito larghetto siguiente.
Later that month, Barry Woods Johnston presented a piano recital of his works Funeral March and Condolence (2011) and Omni Sonata (1981) Andante con Tempo Sempre Stretto, Larghetto, Moderato, and Aggitato.