ritenuto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ritenuto gradually decreasing in tempo
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ritenuto (Mus) Held back; holding back; ritardando.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ritenuto In music, at a slower tempo or pace. Ritenuto sometimes has the same sense as rallentando and ritardando, but is used more exactly to mark an abrupt instead of a gradual change of speed. Also ritenendo, ritenente. Abbreviated riten.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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