How to Pronounce legato?

Correct pronunciation for the word "legato" is [lɛɡˈɑːtə͡ʊ], [lɛɡˈɑːtə‍ʊ], [l_ɛ_ɡ_ˈɑː_t_əʊ].

"Legato" in context

Legato is a method of performing music which means "tied together", having a smooth, connected sound. It is commonly used by instrumentalists such as violinists and guitarists, as well as all kinds of singers. The technique involves playing or singing in a very smooth fashion, with each successive note connected. The first note will often have a slight drag before the second note is played, with each subsequent chord or phrase smoothly connected.

Legato requires control of both the player's instrument and interpretation of the music.

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