adverb or adjective ral·len·tan·do \ˌrä-lən-ˈtän-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of rallentando

Origin and Etymology of rallentando

Italian, literally, slowing down, verbal of rallentare to slow down again, from re- + allentare to slow down, from Late Latin, from Latin al- ad- + lentus slow, pliant — more at lithe

First Known Use: 1786

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