man·​can·​do | \ (ˈ)män¦kän(ˌ)dō \
variants: or less commonly mancante \ -​(ˌ)tā \

Definition of mancando

: dying away used as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for mancando

mancando from Italian, verbal of mancare to lack, from manco lacking, left-handed, from Medieval Latin mancus lacking in weight, from Latin, having a crippled hand, maimed, infirm, probably from manus hand; mancante from mancare

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“Mancando.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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