larghetto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj larghetto (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo
    • n larghetto (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & adv Larghetto (Mus) Somewhat slow or slowly, but not so slowly as largo, and rather more so than andante.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • larghetto 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 larghetto A movement intended to be performed in somewhat slow tempo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Larghetto somewhat slow: not so slow as largo
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., dim. of largo, largo
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. largus.

Usage

In literature:

Give us the larghetto from Beethoven's second symphony.
"Backlog Studies" by Charles Dudley Warner
This, too, despite the larghetto in five-four time.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
The second or Larghetto movement was also a success, but to a less degree.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
In the Larghetto one group occasionally interrupts the other, giving it piquancy.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
The second movement is a larghetto highly embroidered.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
These effects readily are discoverable in the larghetto of the Potocka concerto.
"The Pianolist" by Gustav Kobbé
The details of the larghetto must be studied (say, at the organ).
"Beethoven's Symphonies Critically Discussed" by Alexander Teetgen
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