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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.]
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(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]
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adj., adv., n., pl. -ghet•tos. Music. adj., adv.
1. somewhat slow; not so slow as largo, but usu. slower than andante.n.
2. a larghetto movement.
[1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of largo largo]
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|Noun||1.||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
|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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