ritard

noun

ri·​tard ri-ˈtärd How to pronounce ritard (audio)

Examples of ritard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michelle Naughton was a fantastic accompanist, making the most of a minimal part, effortlessly navigating the accelerandos and ritards, always right there with Petrova. Christian Hertzog, sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ritard was in 1859

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“Ritard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ritard. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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