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lento

[len-toh; Italian len-taw] /ˈlɛn toʊ; Italian ˈlɛn tɔ/
adjective
1.
slow.
adverb
2.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian < Latin lentus slow
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  • lento offers a fine dining menu that features locally grown organic meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
British Dictionary definitions for lento

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
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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