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lento

[len-toh; Italian len-taw] /ˈlɛn toʊ; Italian ˈlɛn tɔ/ Music.
adjective
1.
slow.
adverb
2.
Origin of lento
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian < Latin lentus slow
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lento

/ˈlɛntəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
to be performed slowly
noun (pl) -tos
2.
a movement or passage performed in this way
Word Origin
C18: Italian, from Latin lentus slow
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Word Origin and History for lento

"slowly" (musical direction), 1724, from Italian lento "slow," from Latin lentus "flexible, pliant, slow, sluggish" (see lithe). Related: Lentissimo.

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