[ mey-noh; Italian me-naw ]
/ ˈmeɪ noʊ; Italian ˈmɛ nɔ /

adverb Music.

Origin of meno

1875–80; < Italian < Latin minus less

Definition for meno (2 of 2)


a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “month,” used with reference to menstruation in the formation of compound words: menopause.
Also especially before a vowel, men-.

Origin of meno-

< Greek mēno-, combining form of mḗn month; see moon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for meno (1 of 2)

/ (ˈmɛnəʊ) /

adverb music

(esp preceding a dynamic or tempo marking) to be played less quickly, less softly, etc
short for meno mosso

Word Origin for meno

from Italian, from Latin minus less

British Dictionary definitions for meno (2 of 2)


combining form


Word Origin for meno-

from Greek mēn month
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Medicine definitions for meno



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