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
Italics are indicated by two underscores, e.g. _larghetto_.
The second movement is a larghetto highly embroidered.
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But the whole work was written for the sake of the second movement, the _larghetto_, in which Jean-Christophe had depicted an ardent and ingenuous little soul, which was, or was meant to be, a portrait of Minna.
This larghetto in A flat is a trifle too ornamental for my taste, mellifluous and serene as it is.
This, too, despite the larghetto in five-four time.
Nay, he goes even so far as to say that the passage-work is of the usual kind met with in the compositions of Hummel and his successors, and that the cantilena in the larghetto is in the jejune style of Hummel; the last movement also receives but scanty and qualified praise.
Because of its beauty and its association with Delphine, I would suggest that the pianolist begin with this larghetto.
These effects readily are discoverable in the larghetto of the Potocka concerto.
The alto then takes up a larghetto in six-eight time, key D minor.
Give us the larghetto from Beethoven's second symphony.