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General meaning: tempo getting slower

Italian

 

allargando

getting slower and louder

allentando

getting slower, rallentando

calando

getting softer and usually slower

cedendo

getting slower

espandendosi

getting broader, fuller, more intense

largando

growing slower and more marked, usually getting louder

lentando

growing slower

perdendosi

dying away, getting slower and barely audible, morendo

rallentamento

slackening in tempo

rallentando

growing slower and slower, abbrev. rall.

rallentare

growing slower

rattenendo

getting slower and slower; rallentando

rilasciando

getting slower and slower; rallentando

ritardando

getting slower and slower; abbrev. rit. or ritard.

ritenendo

getting slower and slower; rallentando

slargando

getting slower

slentando

getting slower

stentando

delaying, retarding

stirato

dragging, delaying

tardando

delaying, retarding

trascinando

delaying, dragging

 

French

 

cédez

slower

en élargissant

getting slower

en retenant

holding back

 

German

 

aufhalten

to stop or slow down

nachgebend

yieldingly, slower and slower

nachgiebig

yieldingly, slower and slower

nachlassend

yieldingly, slower and slower

schleppen

to drag, to slow down

schleppend

dragging

zögernd

hesitating, retarding

zurückhaltend

holding back, ritardando

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