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legato

play
adverb or adjective le·ga·to \li-ˈgä-(ˌ)tō\

Simple Definition of legato

  • music : in a manner that is smooth and flowing

Full Definition of legato

  1. :  in a manner that is smooth and connected (as between successive tones) —used especially as a direction in music

Origin of legato

Italian, literally, tied


First Known Use: 1801


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legato

noun le·ga·to

Definition of legato

  1. :  a smooth and connected manner of performance (as of music); also :  a passage of music so performed



1885

First Known Use of legato

1885

Rhymes with legato


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