Pronounced: GAPE-seed, noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve run across this word

Yesterday’s word

The word rallentando means “slackening; becoming slower or winding down”; it is used as a musical direction.

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

I know the abbreviation used on sheet music (rall.), but I didn’t know the word that the abbreviation stood for — thus, this was a word that I knew, but didn’t know that I knew. Our word is an Italian word; a gerund of rallentare (to slow down).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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