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lentamente

[len-tuh-men-tey; Italian len-tah-men-te] /ˌlɛn təˈmɛn teɪ; Italian ˌlɛn tɑˈmɛn tɛ/
adverb, Music.
1.
Origin of lentamente
1755-1765
1755-65; < Italian, equivalent to lenta- (see lento) + -mente adv. suffix < Latin: ablative of mēns mind, purpose, intention (see mental1)
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British Dictionary definitions for lentamente

lentamente

/ˌlɛntəˈmɛntɪ/
adverb
1.
(music) to be played slowly
Word Origin
C18: Italian, from lento
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