Definition of Ritard

1. a musical passage with a gradual slackening in tempo [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ritard

rissoles
ristocetin
ristorante
ristorantes
ristra
ristras
ristretto
ristrettos
risus
risus caninus
risus sardonicus
risuses
rit
rit.
ritanserin
ritard (current term)
ritardando
ritardandos
ritards
rite
riteless
ritenuto
ritenutos
rites
ritodrine
ritonavir
ritonavirs
ritornel

Literary usage of Ritard

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1. The Tabernacle: A Collection of Hymn Tunes, Chants, Sentences, Motetts and by William Oscar Perkins (1863)
"... dew - y meads ritard. And guard me with a watchful eye; My noon - day walks he shall at - tend, And all my mid - night hours do - fend. ..."

2. Public School Orchestras and Bands by Glenn Howard Woods (1920)
"It is usually customary to beat the strict beat of the movement making the ritard in the measure indicated. In other instances, it may be necessary to ..."

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