from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a slow tempo, usually slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • n. A larghetto passage or movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Slower than adagio but not as slow as largo; nearly andantino.
  • n. The larghetto tempo.
  • n. A composition or movement to be played larghetto.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Somewhat slow or slowly, but not so slowly as largo, and rather more so than andante.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, somewhat slow: noting a passage to be rendered in somewhat slow tempo; not so slow as largo, but usually slower than andante.
  • n. A movement intended to be performed in somewhat slow tempo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
  • adj. (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo


Italian, diminutive of largo, largo; see largo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian diminutive of largo (Wiktionary)



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