noun, plural ru·ba·tos, ru·ba·ti [roo-bah-tee; Italian roo-bah-tee] /ruˈbɑ ti; Italian ruˈbɑ ti/.
Origin of rubato
Examples from the Web for rubato
Mendelssohn, who always liked a "nice, swift tempo," repeatedly expressed his aversion to Chopin's rubato.
Rubato is necessary in emotional music and is an excellent means of picturing longing, persuading, dreaming, et cetera.Essentials in Conducting|Karl Wilson Gehrkens
In it he would no doubt have given many valuable hints regarding the correct use of the rubato.
Those who have entered into the spirit of Chopins works will easily see when to use the rubato.Frederic Chopin, Vol II (of 2)|Moritz Karasowski
It might be said that this dramatic rubato is something different from Chopin's rubato.
British Dictionary definitions for rubato
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for rubato
Word Origin and History for rubato
musical instruction, 1883, Italian, short for tempo rubato, literally "robbed time," from past participle of rubare "to steal, rob" (see rob (v.)).