[luh-gah-toh; Italian le-gah-taw] /ləˈgɑ toʊ; Italian lɛˈgɑ tɔ/
adjective, adverb, Music.
smooth and connected; without breaks between the successive tones.
to be performed smoothly and connectedly
noun (pl) -tos
1811, from Italian legato, literally “bound,” past participle of legare, from Latin ligare (see ligament). Of music to be played smoothly, without intervals.
[li-gey-ter, leg-uh-tawr] /lɪˈgeɪ tər, ˌlɛg əˈtɔr/ noun 1. a person who bequeaths; a testator. /ˌlɛɡəˈtɔː/ noun 1. a person who gives a legacy or makes a bequest
- Leg before wicket
noun 1. (cricket) a manner of dismissal on the grounds that a batsman has been struck on the leg by a bowled ball that otherwise would have hit the wicket lbw
noun A small child or infant; crumb-crusher (1980s+ College students)
[leg-breyk] /ˈlɛgˌbreɪk/ noun, Cricket. 1. a ball deviating to the off side from the leg side when bowled.