ritardando

[ree-tahr-dahn-doh; Italian ree-tahr-dahn-daw]
adjective, adverb Music.
becoming gradually slower.

Origin:
1805–15; < Italian, gerund of ritardare; see retard

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ritardando (ˌrɪtɑːˈdændəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
another term for rallentando rit
 
[C19: from Italian, from ritardare to slow down]

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Demonstrate ability to follow a conductor on an accelerando and a ritardando.
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