slen·​tan·​do | \ slen‧ˈtän(ˌ)dō \

Definition of slentando

: gradually decreasing in tempo used as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for slentando

Italian, from verbal of slentare to slow down, from s- away, off (from Latin dis- or ex-) + lento slow, from Latin lentus pliant, tough, slow

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“Slentando.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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