Legato – Smoothly
To remember what legato means, use the following mnemonic:
To complete the tattoo leg art (legato), he needed a smooth leg.
Examples of legato in a sentence
Their playing of the piece was erratic and juddery - the orchestra leader called for legato, saying their style needed to be much smoother.
The cellist's legato style was so smooth it was pure delight to the ears.
As a rock musician, his approach had been raunchy; now, as a classical guitarist, his style was more legato: smooth and calming.