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ritardando Line breaks: rit¦ar|dando
Pronunciation: /ˌrɪtɑːˈdandəʊ/

Definition of ritardando in English:

adverb, adjective, & noun (plural ritardandos or ritardandi ˌrɪtɑːˈdandi)

Another term for rallentando.
Example sentences
  • No deviations from this basic pulse are indicated - no accelerando or ritardando - but the avoidance of repeated rhythmic patterns prevents the emergence of any phrase-structure comparable to Schumann's.
  • When the trumpets entered, their ascending phrase was ritardando to a degree, allowing a gradual and more dramatic crescendo too.



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