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Meaning of LEGATO

Pronunciation:  lu'gâtow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  connecting the notes; in music; "play this legato, please"
  2. [adj]  (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage"
 

LEGATO is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: smooth
 
 Antonyms: disconnected, staccato, staccato
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Le*ga"to\ (l[asl]*g[aum]"t[-o]), a. [It., tied, joined,
fr. legare to tie, bind, L. ligare.] (Mus.)
Connected; tied; -- a term used when successive tones are to
be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner.
It is often indicated by a tie, thus ?, ?, or ?, ?, written
over or under the notes to be so performed; -- opposed to
{staccato}.



 
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