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1. to be performed slowly
2. a movement or passage performed in this way
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Italian, “slow”), in musical notation a direction calling for a slow tempo. Though similar to largo, lento does not imply the same majesty and solemnity.

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