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rubato

ru·ba·to

rubato

 
pronunciation:
ru ba to
parts of speech:
adjective & adverb, noun
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: with some notes arbitrarily lengthened and others correspondingly shortened (used as a musical direction to indicate flexibility and expressiveness).
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: rubatos
definition 1: rhythmic flexibility within a measure or passage.
definition 2: a rubato phrase, measure, or passage.
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