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lar·​ghet·​to lär-ˈge-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce larghetto (audio)
plural larghettos
: a movement played larghetto


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adverb or adjective

: slower than andante but not so slow as largo
used as a direction in music

Examples of larghetto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
On Wednesday, the gifted Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli joined the violinist Netanel Draiblate for a lyrical rendition of the larghetto from Dvorak’s op. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2019

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Word History


Adverb or adjective

Italian, somewhat slow, from largo

First Known Use


1760, in the meaning defined above

Adverb Or Adjective

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of larghetto was circa 1724

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“Larghetto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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