- somewhat slow; not so slow as largo, but usually slower than andante.
- a larghetto movement.
Origin of larghetto
1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of largo largo
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Examples from the Web for larghetto
These effects readily are discoverable in the larghetto of the Potocka concerto.The Pianolist
The details of the larghetto must be studied (say, at the organ).Beethoven's Symphonies Critically Discussed
The second movement, Larghetto, requires a frequent change of measure.Life of Beethoven
The second or Larghetto movement was also a success, but to a less degree.The Lion's Share
E. Arnold Bennett
A composer writes a larghetto when he feels something like writing a largo but isn't, on the whole, quite up to it.Bizarre
- to be performed moderately slowly
- a piece or passage to be performed in this way
Italian: diminutive of largo
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