One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjectiveMusic
(especially as a direction) slow or slowly.
unhurriedly, without hurrying, at a leisurely pace, at a slow pace, leisurely, steadily, taking one's time, in one's own good timeView synonyms
- ‘The song opens lento and pianissimo, couched in rootless, muted parallel thirds (suggesting an augmented triad as they yield to mysterious, other-worldly, descending parallel whole tones).’
- ‘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.’
A passage or movement marked to be performed slowly.
- ‘The final lento illustrates the ‘becoming’ principle most clearly.’
- ‘Listen to the glorious outpouring of the lento, and the dance that is the finale.’
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