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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rubato \Ru*ba"to\, a. [It.] Robbed; borrowed. [1913 Webster] Temple rubato. [It.] (Mus.) Borrowed time; -- a term applied to a style of performance in which some tones are held longer than their legitimate time, while others are proportionally curtailed. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rubato n 1: a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat