adjective, adverb, Music.
becoming gradually slower.
another term for rallentando rit
noun 1. a formal or ceremonial act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use: rites of baptism; sacrificial rites. 2. a particular form or system of religious or other ceremonial practice: the Roman rite. 3. (often initial capital letter) one of the historical versions of the Eucharistic service: the Anglican Rite. […]
[reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ noun, plural rites de passage [reet duh pah-sazh] /rit də pɑˈsaʒ/ (Show IPA). French. 1. rite of passage.
adverb, adjective 1. (of a passage in a musical score) immediately slower. adjective, adverb (music) 1. held back momentarily 2. another term for rallentando
noun, Anthropology. 1. a ritual or ceremony performed by a community in a time of crisis that affects all members, as a rain dance during a drought.