ritardando


1ri·tar·dan·do

adverb or adjective \ri-ˌtär-ˈdän-(ˌ)dō, ˌrē-\

Definition of RITARDANDO

:  with a gradual slackening in tempo —used as a direction in music

Origin of RITARDANDO

Italian, from Latin retardandum, gerund of retardare to retard
First Known Use: circa 1811

2ritardando

noun
plural ritardandos

Definition of RITARDANDO

:  a ritardando passage

First Known Use of RITARDANDO

1889

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