lar·​ghet·​to | \ lär-ˈge-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce larghetto (audio) \
plural larghettos

Definition of larghetto

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a movement played larghetto


adverb or adjective

Definition of larghetto (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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: Noun 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, "Lakota music gets short shrift in concert meant to celebrate it," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of larghetto


1760, in the meaning defined above

Adverb or adjective

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for larghetto

Adverb or adjective

Italian, somewhat slow, from largo

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“Larghetto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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