Definition of meno mosso in US English:

meno mosso

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (especially as a direction) less quickly.

    • ‘They generally designate a gradual change in tempo; for immediate tempo shifts, composers normally just provide the designation for the new tempo. (Note, however, that when Più Mosso or Meno Mosso appears in large type above the staff, it functions as a new tempo, and thus implies an immediate change.)’
    • ‘Although written in three parts, Andante-Allegro energico, Meno mosso and Tempo I, the concerto was not conceived to have separate movements, and these parts should be considered more as sections within a one movement work, and are joined together without pause.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation

meno mosso

/ˌmenō ˈmäsō/