[len-toh; Italian len-taw] /ˈlɛn toʊ; Italian ˈlɛn tɔ/ Music.

adjective, adverb
to be performed slowly
noun (pl) -tos
a movement or passage performed in this way

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


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