from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music Slowing gradually. Used chiefly as a direction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative form of rallentando.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slackening; retarding. Same as rallentando.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, slackening; retarding: a direction to sing or play with increasing slowness the notes over which it is written.
Italian, present participle of lentare, to make slow, from lento, slow; see lento.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian, present participle of lentare to make slow. (Wiktionary)