lento

adverb or adjective
len·​to | \ ˈlen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce lento (audio) \

Definition of lento

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

First Known Use of lento

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lento

Italian, from lento, adjective, slow, from Latin lentus pliant, sluggish, slow — more at lithe

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“Lento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lento. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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