Origin and Etymology of legato
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
Recent Examples of legato from the Web
This is a two-part skill; his superb legato (or connected articulation) on the keyboard was heightened by skillful deployment of both the sustaining and the soft pedal.
Still, the legato elegance and vocal weightiness of his singing have their own rewards.
Nor is his phrasing always the most pleasing—staccato too often supersedes legato.
Even more important is the development of legato, the seamless movement from one note to the next, requiring a steady and even emission of breath.
On Friday, his articulation, particularly for the left hand, was fascinating: often a mix of legato and detached notes that helped define and shape the phrases at ground level.
The first movement has lyrical legato playing, kind of rhapsodic.
If his tone was sometimes assertive to the point of brashness, his amazing technical skills – among them a legato line that that few horn players possess – polished the music to a high gloss.
In long stretches of coloratura, especially, her legato, while smooth, retained remarkable clarity of pitch and evenness of rhythm, flickering like a lambent flame.
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First Known Use of legato
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Definition of legato for English Language Learners
music : in a manner that is smooth and flowing
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