ritardando

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Abbreviation: rit

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ritardando, gerund of ritardare (to delay, to slow down).

Adverb[edit]

ritardando (not comparable)

  1. (music) Gradually decelerating the tempo of a piece of music, especially at the end of the piece.

Antonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ritardando (not comparable)

  1. (music) Having a gradually decelerating tempo.

Noun[edit]

ritardando (plural ritardandos)

  1. (music) An instance of gradually decelerating the tempo of a piece of music.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ritardando

  1. gerund of ritardare