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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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