al·​lar·​gan·​do | \ ˌä-lär-ˈgän-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce allargando (audio) \

Definition of allargando

: becoming gradually slower and more stately used as a direction in music

First Known Use of allargando

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allargando

Italian, widening, verbal of allargare to widen, from al- (from Latin ad-) + largare to widen

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“Allargando.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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