Definition of allargando in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌälərˈɡändō/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) getting slower and slower, and often also fuller in tone.
Example sentences
  • There are constant indications in the score of riten, allargando, largamente, and so on, most of which you do seem to observe.
  • Masur simply, a bit austerely intoned the opening chorale of the Adagio, creating relief for the violins to effortlessly make their line in allargando unison to follow it very compellingly.


Italian, 'broadening'.

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Syllabification: al·lar·gan·do

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