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ritardando

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adverb or adjective ri·tar·dan·do \ri-ˌtär-ˈdän-(ˌ)dō, ˌrē-\

Definition of ritardando

  1. :  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


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ritardando

noun ri·tar·dan·do

Definition of ritardando

plural ritardandos

  1. :  a ritardando passage



1889

First Known Use of ritardando

1889


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