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ritardando

[ree-tahr-dahn-doh; Italian ree-tahr-dahn-daw] /ˌri tɑrˈdɑn doʊ; Italian ˌri tɑrˈdɑn dɔ/
adjective, adverb, Music.
1.
becoming gradually slower.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Italian, gerund of ritardare; see retard
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Examples for ritardando
  • Demonstrate ability to follow a conductor on an accelerando and a ritardando.
British Dictionary definitions for ritardando

ritardando

/ˌrɪtɑːˈdændəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
another term for rallentando rit
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from ritardare to slow down
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