In musical notation allargando indicates a gradual slowing down, but with full tone quality. From LearnThat.org. [encarta.msn.com/Allargando.html]
During our two rehearsal sessions, we spent quite a bit of time on the drastic tempo changes, from the I Tempo, to allargando, to ritardando to molto ritardando; all within the last two measures of the piece. From Wordnik.com. [Violinist.com] Reference
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