Definition of allargando in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌalɑːˈɡandəʊ/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) getting slower and broader.
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.

noun (plural allargandi /ˌalɑːˈɡandi/ or allargandos)

An allargando passage.
Example sentences
  • Maisky also puts in his own nuances, quite profusely, like the allargandos in the Vth Suite.
  • Though not intonation-perfect, Jo wowed at every opportunity, soaring and executing allargandos with effortless ease.
  • Where were the sforzandoes and allargandos I was accustomed to?


Italian, 'broadening'.

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