adverb or adjective
lar·​go | \ ˈlär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce largo (audio) \

Definition of largo

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: at a very slow tempo used as a direction in music


plural largos

Definition of largo (Entry 2 of 3)

: a largo movement


geographical name
Lar·​go | \ ˈlär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Largo (audio) \

Definition of Largo (Entry 3 of 3)

city in western Florida south of Clearwater population 77,648

Examples of largo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Faust was quiet eloquence personified in the largo movement of the Sonata No. 3 in C (BWV 1005). John Von Rhein,, "Violinist Faust, in a brilliant CSO debut, makes convincing case for flawed Schumann rarity," 12 May 2018 Se habían reunido para pescar a lo largo del Eau Gallie Causeway dos días antes del cumpleaños 25 de Viccaro. Erika Pasantes Y John Maines, El Sentinel, "Tendencia mortal: Textear y manejar. Aumentan accidentes," 6 Feb. 2018 Scott Hostetler traced a melting legato line in the famous English horn solo of the largo, although Muti’s easing the pace later in the slow movement threatened to stifle forward impetus. John Von Rhein,, "Review: John Malkovich's wan narration disappoints in CSO reading of 'Lincoln Portrait'," 13 Apr. 2018 The largo tempo and throwback style has led to a banner season in Moraga. Jeremy Fuchs,, "Saint Mary's Australian Center Jock Landale Feels at Home Down Low," 5 Mar. 2018 Urgently dramatic outer movements enclosed the caustic jollity of the allegretto and the anguished threnody of the largo. John Von Rhein,, "Nikolaj Znaider trades his violin bow for a baton and elicits admirable results from the CSO," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of largo

Adverb or adjective

1683, in the meaning defined above


circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for largo

Adverb or adjective

Italian, slow, broad, from Latin largus abundant

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“Largo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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