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English[]

Etymology[]

Borrowed from Italian legato, past participle of legare, meaning "to tie", "to tie up", "to tie together", or "to bind", learned borrowing from Latin ligare.

Pronunciation[]

  • (UK) enPR: lə·gäʹtō, IPA: /ləˈɡɑ.təʊ/
  • (US) enPR: lə·gäʹtō, IPA: /ləˈɡɑ.toʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːtəʊ
  • Hyphenation: le‧ga‧to

Adverb[]

Legato (not comparable)

Positive
Legato

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (music) Smoothly, in a connected manner.
    Play this passage legato not portato.

Antonyms[]

  • staccato
  • portato

Translations[]

Noun[]

legato

  1. A slur curve above or below a passage of notes indicating that they should be played in a legato manner.

Translations[]

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  • Chinese, Simplified: 连奏 (lianzou)
  • Chinese, Traditional: 連奏
  • Japanese: レガート (regaato)
  • Korean: 레가토 (regato)
  • Latin: ligatum
  • Spanish: ligado

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Esperanto[]

Noun[]

Template:Eo-part-sublemma

  1. singular present nominal passive participle of legi

Italian[]

Verb[]

legato

  1. past participle of legare

Adjective[]

legato m (f legata, m plural legati, f plural legate)

  1. awkward, stiff
  2. linked, connected, tied
  3. close, attached, involved

Noun[]

legato m. (plural legati)

  1. legate
  2. legacy, bequest

Derived terms[]

  • legato pontificio

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Latin[]

Noun[]

lēgātō

  1. dative singular of lēgātus
  2. ablative singular of lēgātus

Participle[]

Template:La-part-form

  1. dative masculine singular of lēgātus
  2. dative neuter singular of lēgātus
  3. ablative masculine singular of lēgātus
  4. ablative neuter singular of lēgātus

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