adverb & adjective
(Especially as a direction) with an immediate reduction of tempo.
More example sentences
- What of the conductor who fails to execute adequately the rallentando or the ritenuto markings on his musical score?
noun (plural ritenutos or ritenuti /-tē/)Back to top
Italian, literally 'retained, restrained'.
Definition of ritenuto in:
- The British & World English dictionary