A French term directing the musicians to perform the indicated passage of the composition with a broad tempo, or fairly slow. Similar to lent, meaning slow, and is used to designate a tempo range from largo to lento or a metronome marking from around 40 to 60 beats per minute.
See also [Fr.] lent; [Fr.] large; [Ger.] langsam; [Ger.] breit.
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