Origin of legatoItalian past participle of legare ; from Classical Latin ligare, to tie, bind: see leech
& adj.Abbr. leg.
Origin of legatoItalian, past participle of legare, to bind, tie together, from Latin ligāre; see leig- in Indo-European roots.
- (music) Smoothly, in a connected manner.
- Play this passage legato not portato.
- (music): portato, staccato
- (music) A slur curve above or below a passage of notes indicating that they should be played in a legato manner.
legato - Computer Definition
(Legato Systems, Inc., Mountain View, CA, www.legato.com) A leading provider of storage management and high-availability software founded in 1988 and acquired by EMC Corporation in 2003. Legato software, including Celestra data management (data mining, data migration, etc.), NetWorker backup and recovery, GEMS reporting and Cluster, were integrated into EMC's product line. See EMC.