Legato



[luh-gah-toh; Italian le-gah-taw] /ləˈgɑ toʊ; Italian lɛˈgɑ tɔ/

adjective, adverb, Music.
1.
smooth and connected; without breaks between the successive tones.
/lɪˈɡɑːtəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
to be performed smoothly and connectedly
noun (pl) -tos
2.

1811, from Italian legato, literally “bound,” past participle of legare, from Latin ligare (see ligament). Of music to be played smoothly, without intervals.

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