adjective, adverb

slow; in a broad, dignified style.

noun, plural lar·gos.

a largo movement.

Origin of largo

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




a town in W Florida. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for largo

Contemporary Examples of largo

  • But Largo sees his new book on religion as a natural extension of his previous work.

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    The Craziest Religions

    Benyamin Cohen

    July 24, 2010

  • Largo is now taking a few months off to figure out his next move.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Craziest Religions

    Benyamin Cohen

    July 24, 2010

Historical Examples of largo

  • 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


adjective, adverb

to be performed slowly and broadly

noun plural -gos

a piece or passage to be performed in this way

Word Origin for largo

C17: from Italian, from Latin largus large
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