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3 definitions found
 for legato
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Legato \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  legato
      adv 1: connecting the notes; in music; "play this legato,
             please" [ant: staccato]
      adj 1: (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and
             connected; "a legato passage" [syn: legato, smooth]
             [ant: disconnected, staccato]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "legato":
     a cappella, abbandono, accrescendo, adagietto, adagio, affettuoso,
     agilmente, agitato, allegretto, allegro, amabile, amoroso, andante,
     andantino, appassionatamente, appassionato, brillante, cantando,
     capriccioso, con affetto, con agilita, con agitazione, con amore,
     crescendo, decrescendo, demilegato, diminuendo, dolce, execution,
     expression, fingering, forte, fortissimo, glissando, intonation,
     lamentabile, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, leggiero, marcando,
     mezzo staccato, morendo, music-making, parlando, performance,
     pianism, pianissimo, piano, pizzicato, prestissimo, presto,
     rallentando, rendering, rendition, repercussion, ritardando,
     ritenuto, rubato, scherzando, scherzo, scherzoso, slur, sordo,
     sotto voce, spiccato, staccato, stretto, touch, tremolando,
     tremoloso, trillando
  
  

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