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

music : in a manner that is smooth and flowing

Full Definition of LEGATO

:  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



Definition of LEGATO

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

First Known Use of LEGATO


Rhymes with LEGATO


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