how to pronounce legato


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the above transcription of legato is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

legato is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of legato


  1. Smoothly, in a connected manner.


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

legato frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word legato occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics legato can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that legato can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with legato


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