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Definition of "legato" []

  • In a smooth, even style without any noticeable break between the notes. Used chiefly as a direction. (adverb)
  • A legato passage or movement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legato" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately, this school invented as well continuous legato, which is both false and monotonous; the abuse of nuances, and a mania for continual expressio used with no discrimination."
  • "Firstly the 303 is a monosynth so set the Subtractors Portamento = 25, Polyphony = 1 and mode to "legato""
  • "And yet he's able to calmly explain legato to his violin-playing grandson."