tar·​do ˈtär-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce tardo (audio)
: slow
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, from Latin tardus

First Known Use

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tardo was circa 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Tardo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tardo. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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