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having certain notes arbitrarily lengthened while others are correspondingly shortened, or vice versa.
noun, plural rubatos, rubati
[roo-bah-tee; Italian roo-bah-tee] /ruˈbɑ ti; Italian ruˈbɑ ti/ (Show IPA)
a rubato phrase or passage.
a rubato performance.
in a rubato manner.
noun (pl) -tos
flexibility of tempo in performance
adjective, adverb
to be played with a flexible tempo


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