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ral·len·tan·do

 (răl′ən-tăn′dō, räl′lĕn-tän′dō) Music
adv. & adj.
Gradually slackening in tempo; ritardando. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. ral·len·tan·dos
A rallentando passage or movement.

[Italian, present participle of rallentare, to slow down : re-, intensive pref. (from Latin; see re-) + allentare, to slow down (from Late Latin allentāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin lentus, slow).]

rallentando

(ˌrælɛnˈtændəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music becoming slower. Abbreviation: rall Also: ritardando or ritenuto
[C19: Italian, from rallentare to slow down]

rallentando

slowing down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rallentando - gradually decreasing in tempo
decreasing - music
Adv.1.rallentando - slowing down; "this passage should be played rallentando"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Heavy brass were magnificent, folky rhythms were crisply turned, and the famous unison descending-scale string rallentando ground down under brilliant control.
Suddenly, the driver begins to get impatient in a traffic jam, increases speed and suffers an accident, fortunately an ambulance arrives, also announced by the horn." The student is asked to accelerando and rallentando as the car proceeds on its trip, and then honk the horn at appropriate times.
Sonic figures such as accelerando (the speeding up of tempo) or rallentando (slowing down of tempo) modify urgency (Augoyard and Torgue 2005).
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Quiza por eso, porque es asimilable a la experiencia de lectura que propone, Microcosmicas se estructura en movimientos musicales, Allegro ma non troppo, Andante furioso, Rallentando, Vivace, Fine, en los que la densidad de las palabras se acompasa con cada una de estas variaciones.
A slow rallentando ensues and carries to the end of the song, with the piano's figure from the beginning of the song slowly transformed by the last measure.
Per Tolomei la meditata cautela con cui procedeva nei rapporti con la minoranza tedesca in Alto Adige aveva fatto del suo governo provvisorio un vero disastro, rallentando l'affermazione delle orme di Roma, che avrebbe dovuto essere immediata e profonda.
I analyze form down to the smallest detail." Ivan Fischer, a pupil of Swarowsky's, noted that: " Toscanini was the first one to keep strictly to the score; he did not tolerate a rallentando or accelerando unless it was prescribed by the composer." And, Fischer again, speaking of Swarowsky's teaching, "If we launched into an explanation that the famous chord of the Egmont overture came directly from the depths of Hell, Swarowsky stopped to remind us that Hell had nothing to do with it; it was D minor and G major."
The action on the stage, especially as there were some very youthful performers and amateur groups, was not always of the same duration, so the music required optional repeat bars and sometimes a very attenuated rallentando, while the last few 'opals' and 'magpies' disappeared into the wings.
Il raggiungimento di tale obiettivo deve tenere chiaramente in considerazione la presenza di criticita cliniche (anemia post-operatoria, complicazioni chirurgiche, rischio infettivo della ferita chirurgica) e co-morbidita (allettamento pre-intervento, disturbi cardio-circolatori, polmonari e neurologici) che possono influenzare negativamente il processo riabilitativo, rallentando le varie fasi del recupero.
A Casablanca B When Harry Met Sally C Brief Encounter D To Have and Have Not QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: What does the musical direction rallentando mean?