What does ritardando mean?

ritardando in AZ Dictionary

(a) Music Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding. Utilized mainly as a direction.
(a) Gradually decelerating the tempo of a bit of music, specifically after the piece.
(a) Retarding; -- a direction for slower time; rallentado.
(a) gradually decreasing in tempo
In songs, becoming slowly slowly; diminishing in rate: just like rallentando and (usually) ritenuto (but understand latter). Abbreviated rit. and ritard.

ritardando in Community Dictionary

in songs, whenever tune slows down. however it can be used to phone somebody a retard or sluggish. by SamuelReport definition
it really is a music term however it is in addition popularily used as a sustitute for retarded. by PatrickReport definition

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  • Synonym for "ritardando"
    • retarding, rallentado
  • Antonym for "ritardando"
    • accelerando
  • Equivalent for "ritardando"
    • decreasing
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