adverb or adjective

len·​tis·​si·​mo len-ˈti-sə-ˌmō How to pronounce lentissimo (audio)
: at a very slow tempo
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, superlative of lento

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lentissimo was circa 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Lentissimo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lentissimo. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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