This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rubato
Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat
WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
A tempo in which strict timing is relaxed, the music being played near, but not on the beat
Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Tempo rubato is a musical term referring to expressive and rhythmic freedom by a slight speeding up and then slowing down of the tempo of a piece at the discretion of the soloist or the conductor. Rubato is an expressive shaping of music that is a part of phrasing.