slentando

adverb (or adjective) slen·tan·do \slen‧ˈtän(ˌ)dō\

Definition of slentando

  1. :  gradually decreasing in tempo —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at lithe


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