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largo

[lahr-goh] /ˈlɑr goʊ/ Music.
adjective, adverb
1.
slow; in a broad, dignified style.
noun, plural largos.
2.
a largo movement.
Origin of largo
1675-1685
From Italian, dating back to 1675-85; See origin at large

Largo

[lahr-goh] /ˈlɑr goʊ/
noun
1.
a town in W Florida.
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  • 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.

    The Orchestral Conductor Hector Berlioz
  • 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
  • These words are both derived from largo, meaning large, broad.

  • She finished the last note of the largo and sat quiet for a moment.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • In the Finale of the sonata the largo still makes its influence felt.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
British Dictionary definitions for largo

largo

/ˈlɑːɡəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
to be performed slowly and broadly
noun (pl) -gos
2.
a piece or passage to be performed in this way
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, from Latin larguslarge
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