Definition of lento in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛntəʊ/

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) slow or slowly.
Example sentences
  • For example, the song ‘Dear Eileen, I'm Going to Leave You’ is written in minor with a molto lento tempo.
  • And indeed, just before the end, there is a strategic, if quiet, B minor chord filling an entire lento bar.
  • No. 2 is the longer by 13 minutes, and notable for the emergence of a poignant viola tune in the big lento finale, and for a shocking last bar.

noun (plural lentos)

A passage or movement marked to be performed slowly.
Example sentences
  • Listen to the glorious outpouring of the lento, and the dance that is the finale.
  • The final lento illustrates the ‘becoming’ principle most clearly.



Words that rhyme with lento

cento, cinquecento, divertimento, memento, pimiento, portamento, Risorgimento, Sacramento, Sorrento, Trento

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