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


[lahr-goh] /ˈlɑr goʊ/
a town in W Florida. Unabridged
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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


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