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largo 1

Syllabification: lar·go
Pronunciation: /ˈlärɡō/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) in a slow tempo and dignified in style.
Example sentences
  • Now, the pianist will either feel daunted or liberated by the fact that Prélude no.4 bears no time signature: we are simply told largo, espressivo.


(often Largo) (plural largos) Back to top  
A passage, movement, or composition marked to be performed in this way.
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  • The second movement, largo, is begun by the piano in a delicate shift away from the minor theme: the transition was handled adeptly by Goode, who set a perfect tempo for the burst of strings which enters upon his last bar.
  • Handel's Xerxes begins with a famous largo, ‘Shade as it never was’ (Ombra mai fu), sung by the self-same King of Kings to his beloved: a plane tree.


Italian, from Latin largus 'copious, abundant'.

Words that rhyme with largo

Argo, argot, cargo, Chicago, embargo, escargot, farrago, Margot, Otago, Santiago, virago

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There are 2 main definitions of largo in English:

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Largo 2 Syllabification: Lar·go
Pronunciation: /ˈlärɡō/
A resort city in west central Florida, southwest of Clearwater; population 72,732 (est. 2008).

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