legato legato  /lə ˈɡɑ ˌtoʊ/


  1. (adj) (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
  2. (adv) connecting the notes; in music



  1. Merci pour le Chocolat occasionally succumbs to Mika's legato rhythms, but it is more often a sly, subtle comedy about the oh-so-gentle art of murder.
  2. Though Mimes' baritone is too dramatic for a legato line, his declamations are thrilling.
  3. Ferras' legato passages spun out in long, honeyed strands of sound; his attack in the cadenza was as crisp as vellum.



  • "For so long I have tried to make my band sound like an orchestra, using mutes and combinations of woodwinds and an accordion, and having them play soft and legato," Schneider said. "And now that I have an orchestra, with the strings, the...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Maria Schneider Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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