Origin of rallentando
Italian, literally, slowing down, verbal of rallentare to slow down again, from re- + allentare to slow down, from Late Latin, from Latin al- ad- + lentus slow, pliant — more at lithe
First Known Use: 1800
Rhymes with rallentando
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