Definition of Agitato

1. a. Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner.



Definition of Agitato

1. Noun. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a restless agitated style. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A passage having this mark. ¹

3. Adverb. (music) Played in a restless agitated style. ¹

4. Adjective. (music) Describing a passage having this mark. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agitato

1. fast and stirring -- used as a musical direction [adj]

Medical Definition of Agitato

1. Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic manner. Origin: It, agitated. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agitato

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agists
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agitable
agitas
agitate
agitated
agitated depression
agitatedly
agitates
agitating
agitation
agitational
agitations
agitative
agitato (current term)
agitator
agitators
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agitatrices
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agitolalia
agitophasia
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agitprops
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aglaonema

Literary usage of Agitato

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1. A Complete Dictionary of Music: To which is Prefixed a Familiar Introduction ...by Thomas Busby by Thomas Busby (1811)
"... a species of melody or modulation, in which the notes proceeded by contiguous degrees. agitato ALLEGRO, or Allegro agitato. ..."

2. Cambyses, Or, The Pearl of Persia: An Operatic Cantata in Four Parts for by W. J. D. Leavitt, Charles Felton Pidgin (1881)
"g: Allegro agitato. Here, woman, fool ! Time to defy my will. Thy lover here did wish to make thee wife, But Ahriman will get thee ..."

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