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rubato

rubato

noun ru·ba·to \rü-ˈbä-(ˌ)tō\
plural ru·ba·tos

Definition of RUBATO

:  a fluctuation of tempo within a musical phrase often against a rhythmically steady accompaniment

Origin of RUBATO

Italian, literally, robbed
First Known Use: circa 1883

Rhymes with RUBATO

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