What does rallentando mean?

Definitions for rallentando

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rallentando, ritardando, ritenuto, rit.(adverb)

    gradually decreasing in tempo

  2. rallentando(adverb)

    slowing down

    "this passage should be played rallentando"


  1. rallentando(Adjective)

    slackening; becoming slower (used as a musical direction).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rallentando(adj)

    slackening; -- a direction to perform a passage with a gradual decrease in time and force; ritardando

  2. Origin: [It.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rallentando

    ral-len-tan′dō, adj. (mus.) becoming slower.—Also Rallenta′to, and abbrev. Rall. [It., rallentare, to slacken.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rallentando in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rallentando in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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