Origin of lento
Examples from the Web for lento
The second waltz (in A minor; Lento) is of quite another, of a more retired and private, nature, an exception to the rule.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
Lento in basses of the strings a strain sounds like a basic motive, answered with harmonies in the wood.
The theme has an entirely new ring and answer when it enters Allegro after the Lento prelude.
The Lento movement of "Ibéria" is like some drowsy, disheveled gipsy.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
Of these, Lento and Bigorno are the most considerable, although Campittello gives its name to the canton.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia|Thomas Forester
British Dictionary definitions for lento
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for lento
Word Origin and History for lento
"slowly" (musical direction), 1724, from Italian lento "slow," from Latin lentus "flexible, pliant, slow, sluggish" (see lithe). Related: Lentissimo.