adjective, adverb Music.
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Origin of legato
OTHER WORDS FROM legatonon·le·ga·to, adjective
Words nearby legato
Example sentences from the Web for legato
Among them is veteran effects man Rob Legato, who came to Cameron with the idea for the virtual camera.
He made me play it again perfectly legato, and with no one note "sticking out" more than another.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Double passages, such as double thirds and sixths, should be divided and each half practised separately, with legato touch.
But legato does not bring the best results in rapid passages, for it does not impart sufficient clarity.
The old instruction books tell us that legato must be learned first, and is the most difficult touch to acquire.
When single fingers can make accurate up and down movements, we can put two fingers together and acquire a perfect legato.
British Dictionary definitions for legato
noun plural -tos
- a style of playing in which no perceptible gaps are left between notes
- (as modifier)a legato passage