lento

[len-toh; Italian len-taw] Music.
adjective
1.
adverb

Origin:
1715–25; < Italian < Latin lentus slow

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lento (ˈlɛntəʊ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  to be performed slowly
 
n , -tos
2.  a movement or passage performed in this way
 
[C18: Italian, from Latin lentus slow]

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lento
"slowly" (musical direction), 1724, from It. lento "slow," from L. lentus "flexible, pliant, slow, sluggish," cognate with Skt. lithi, O.E. liðe "soft, mild, gentle" (see lithe).
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Lento offers a fine dining menu that features locally grown organic meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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