Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a slow tempo. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • noun A lento passage or movement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, at a slow tempo. Also lent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) Slow; in slow time; slowly; -- rarely written lente.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective music Very slow.
  • adverb music Very slowly.

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

  • adjective (of tempo) slow
  • adverb in music

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Latin lentus, slow.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from Italian lento.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.