Ritardando

/ˌrɪtɑːˈdandəʊ/

Origin

1805–15; < Italian, gerund of ritardare; see retard (Source: dictionary.com)

Italian, literally ‘slowing down’, from the verb ritardare ‘slow down’. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Ritardando

Ritardando

adjective, adverb

  1. becoming gradually slower.
  2. another term for rallentando Abbreviation: rit

dictionary.com

Ritardando

adverb

  1. (especially as a direction) with a gradual decrease of speed.

lexico.com

Ritardando

adjective

  1. Gradually decreasing in speed.

lexico.com

Ritardando

noun

  1. A gradual decrease in speed.

lexico.com

Ritardando

adverb or adjective

  1. : with a gradual slackening in tempo —used as a direction in music

merriam-webster.com

Ritardando

noun

  1. : a ritardando passage

merriam-webster.com

Nearby words

risus caninus , risus sardonicus , rit. , rita , ritalin , rite , rite de passage , rite of intensification , rite of passage , rite of spring, the

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