adjective, adverb Music.
Origin of legato
Examples from the Web for legato
La prego credere che io sono ora, e per tutta la mia vita sarò, a Lei legato di affezione, divozione e rispetto.Diversions in Sicily|H. Festing Jones
Some allow pupils to practise only staccato, and others only legato, aiming thereby at nobody knows what.Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck
Legato means "bound together," for which we substitute the word "connected."Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann
After one has been through a mass of such material, the matter of legato singing becomes more or less automatic.Great Singers on the Art of Singing|James Francis Cooke
For example, the legato and symbols which indicate that difference ( and ) have therefore the greatest value.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
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
Word Origin for legato
Word Origin and History for legato
1811, from Italian legato, literally "bound," past participle of legare, from Latin ligare (see ligament). Of music to be played smoothly, without intervals.