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largo

[lahr-goh]Music.
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adjective, adverb
  1. slow; in a broad, dignified style.
noun, plural lar·gos.
  1. a largo movement.

Origin of largo

From Italian, dating back to 1675–85; see origin at large

Largo

[lahr-goh]
noun
  1. a town in W Florida.
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Examples from the Web for largo

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Historical Examples

  • He got out of the cab and entered the Villa on foot from the Largo di Vittoria end.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • Of course, no one can be at a loss to distinguish a Largo from a Presto.

  • Alexander Selkirk was born at Largo, Scotland, in 1676, and bred to the sea.

  • That was enough to restore my balance and enable me to attack the Largo.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • There was a splash of dripping wire, and he swung up an arm with a cry of "Largo!"

    For Jacinta

    Harold Bindloss


British Dictionary definitions for largo

largo

adjective, adverb
  1. to be performed slowly and broadly
noun plural -gos
  1. a piece or passage to be performed in this way

Word Origin

C17: from Italian, from Latin largus large
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