Definition of lento in English:

lento

Syllabification: len·to
Pronunciation: /ˈlentō
 
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adverb & adjective

Music
  • (Especially as a direction) slow or slowly.
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    • 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)

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

Origin

Italian.

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