1 of 2

adverb or adjective

lar·​go ˈlär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce largo (audio)
: at a very slow tempo
used as a direction in music


2 of 2


plural largos
: a largo movement

Examples of largo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Su capacidad para planificar, a largo plazo, y para apreciar plenamente las consecuencias de sus acciones, estaba inhibida. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2022 Some varieties of agave, like the largo, produce mezcals that taste savory and vegetal like green peppers. Oj Lima, Bon Appétit, 22 July 2022 Pero los meteorólogos dijeron que existe una considerable incertidumbre sobre su curso a largo plazo. Khobi Price,, 10 Aug. 2021 Faust was quiet eloquence personified in the largo movement of the Sonata No. 3 in C (BWV 1005). John Von Rhein,, 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, 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,, 13 Apr. 2018 The largo tempo and throwback style has led to a banner season in Moraga. Jeremy Fuchs,, 5 Mar. 2018 Urgently dramatic outer movements enclosed the caustic jollity of the allegretto and the anguished threnody of the largo. John Von Rhein,, 22 Dec. 2017

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Word History


Adverb or adjective

Italian, slow, broad, from Latin largus abundant

First Known Use

Adverb Or Adjective

1683, in the meaning defined above


circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of largo was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Largo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adverb or adjective
lar·​go ˈlär-gō How to pronounce largo (audio)
: in a very slow and broad manner
used as a direction in music


2 of 2 noun
plural largos
: a largo movement

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Lar·​go ˈlär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Largo (audio)
city in western Florida south of Clearwater population 77,648

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