larghetto definition

  • adverb:
    • In a slow tempo, frequently a little faster than largo but slowly than adagio. Utilized mainly as a direction.
  • noun:
    • A larghetto passage or activity.
    • The larghetto tempo.
    • A composition or motion becoming played larghetto.
    • A movement designed to be carried out in somewhat sluggish tempo.
    • (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo a little faster than largo but slower than adagio
  • adjective:
    • slow than adagio although not as sluggish as largo; almost andantino.
    • (of tempo) less sluggish and broad than largo
  • adjective-and-adverb:
    • notably slow or gradually, but not therefore slowly as largo, and rather more so than andante.
  • others:
    • In songs, notably sluggish: noting a passage become rendered in significantly sluggish tempo; not too slow as largo, but often slowly than andante.

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