: 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
: a smooth and connected manner of performance (as of music); also : a passage of music so performed
First Known Use of LEGATO
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