Definition of Allegretto

1. Noun. A quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro.

Generic synonyms: Pacing, Tempo



2. Adjective. (of tempo) faster than allegro.
Similar to: Fast

3. Adverb. In a moderately quick tempo. "Play this more allegretto"
Category relationships: Music

4. Noun. A musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro.

Definition of Allegretto

1. a. Quicker than andante, but not so quick as allegro.

Definition of Allegretto

1. Adverb. (music) A direction in musical notation indicating that the musical piece should be played rather fast and lively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allegretto

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allegretto

allegorised
allegoriser
allegorises
allegorising
allegorist
allegorists
allegorization
allegorizations
allegorize
allegorized
allegorizer
allegorizers
allegorizes
allegorizing
allegory
allegretto (current term)
allegrettos
allegrissimo
allegro
allegro con spirito
allegro ma non troppo
allegro non troppo
allegros
allel
allele
alleles
allelic
allelic exclusion
allelic gene
allelically

Literary usage of Allegretto

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1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"The allemande is a piece of moderate rapidity—about an allegretto—in common time, and commencing usually with one short note, generally a quaver or ..."

2. Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Illustrating the Arms, Arts, and Literature by James Dennistoun (1851)
"But the renown of allegretto rests more on that of his pupil Gentile, whom we have already named as the first who carried the characteristics and fame of ..."

3. Graham's Magazine by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe (1851)
"D С ÎI tf Л t С Ï! tO GEORGE R. GRAHAM, ESQ. allegretto. № N-^-i When aum-mer flow'ra are wea ^=fei f 1 1 ving their perfumed wreathe in i-*-' 'à tir, ..."

4. Life and Letters of Louis Moreau Gottschalk by Mary Alice Seymour (1870)
"allegretto, " All my life long, I have beheld with most respect the man Who knew himself, and knew the ways before him, And from amongst them chose ..."

5. Elements of Harmony by Stephen Albert Emery (1899)
"allegretto. I It should here be observed that in the midst of a composition the key may properly change without a modulation (according to the foregoing ..."

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