Definition of allargando in English:

allargando

adverb

  • (especially as a direction) in a manner that is slower and slower, and often also fuller in tone.

    ‘all the pianists of Liszt's era played allargando’
    • ‘There are constant indications in the score of riten, allargando, largamente, and so on, most of which you do seem to observe.’
    • ‘Masur simply, a bit austerely intoned the opening chorale of the Adagio, creating relief for the violins to effortlessly make their line in allargando unison to follow it very compellingly.’

Pronunciation

allargando

/ˌälərˈɡändō/ /ˌɑlərˈɡɑndoʊ/

adjective

  • Performed in a manner that is slower and broader, and often also fuller in tone.

    • ‘the suite of five short tracks includes a waltz with an allargando feel’

Pronunciation

allargando

/ˌälərˈɡändō/ /ˌɑlərˈɡɑndoʊ/

Origin

Italian, ‘broadening’.