from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a slow tempo. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • n. A lento passage or movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very slow.
  • adv. Very slowly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slow; in slow time; slowly; -- rarely written lente.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, at a slow tempo. Also lent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of tempo) slow
  • adv. in music


Italian, from Latin lentus, slow.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Italian lento. (Wiktionary)



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