legato definition

  • adverb:
    • In a smooth, also style with no noticeable break involving the records. Utilized mainly as a direction.
    • Smoothly, in a connected manner.
    • linking the records; in music
  • noun:
    • A legato passage or activity.
    • A slur curve above or below a passage of records indicating they should really be played in a legato fashion.
    • A smooth, connected types of overall performance, or a passage therefore performed.
  • adjective:
    • Connected; tied; -- a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus �, �, or �, �, written over or under the notes to be so performed; -- opposed to staccato.
    • (songs) without pauses between notes; smooth and connected
  • others:
    • In songs, in a smooth, attached manner, without breaks or pauses between consecutive shades: in opposition to staccato.

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