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Ritardando (or ritard. or rit.) – Gradually getting slower

(Pronounced Ree-tahr-dahn-doh)

The roadworkers re-tarred and do (ritardando) repairs on the road but got gradually slower as they become tired.

The roadworkers re-tarred and do (ritardando) repairs on the road but got gradually slower as they become tired.

 

Examples of ritardando in a sentence

The music contains classical music devices that are unusual for a rock song, such as ritardando.

At times he would hold the tempo back in his crescendo with ritardando , which made a very beautiful and highly striking effect.

The musician knows when to hold back and impose ritardando.

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