Definition of ritenuto in English:

ritenuto

Line breaks: rit¦en|uto
Pronunciation: /ˌrɪtɛˈn(j)uːtəʊ
 
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Music

adverb& adjective

(Especially as a direction) with an immediate reduction of speed.
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  • What of the conductor who fails to execute adequately the rallentando or the ritenuto markings on his musical score?

noun (plural ritenutos or ritenuti /-ti/)

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An immediate reduction of speed.

Origin

Italian, literally 'retained, restrained'.

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