Ritenuto (riten. or rit.)– Gradually getting slower
Please believe that I have written you too (ritenuto) but the postal service strike may slow down my letter.
Examples of ritenuto in a sentence
The piece of music is written so you barely notice the ritenuto before it ends.
The ritenuto in the films score helps exaggerate the scene.
It wasn't meant to be played ritenuto but they had been playing for hours and were getting tired.