ritenuto

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ritenuto

(ˌrɪtəˈnuːtəʊ)
adj, adv
1. (Classical Music) held back momentarily
2. (Classical Music) another term for rallentando
Abbreviation: rit
[C19: from Italian, from past participle of ritenere, from Latin retinēre to hold back]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritenuto - gradually decreasing in tempo
decreasing - music