2. Adverb. (music) played in such a manner ¹
3. Noun. (music) a directive in a score specifying that the music is to be played in this manner ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Sciolto
1. in a free manner [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciolto
Literary usage of Sciolto
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected by Mrs Barbauld, Barbauld (Anna Letitia) (1816)
"It is sciolto ! Be thyself, my «oul ; Be strong to bear his fatal indignation, 'Flint he may see thou art not lost so far, But somewhat still of his great ..."
2. Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq.: Including a History of the by James Boaden (1825)
"—Mrs. Crouch censured, perhaps idly.—Mr. Kemble's great display of his art.—His Leon—sciolto—Mirabel—Romeo —Revives Henry Eighth.—Dr. Johnson*— Siddons. ..."
3. Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy: From the Earliest Period to the by Joseph Cooper Walker (1799)
"What happened to the verso sciolto of the holy bard, befel the blank verse of Shakspeare in the hands of his first editors. " Prose from verse they did not ..."
4. Memoirs of George Fred. Cooke by William Dunlap, George Frederick Cooke (1813)
"... and Richmond— Cooke, Kemble, and Mrs. Siddons in the tragedy of Douglas and the play of Pizarro—Cooke indisposed —His old complaint—plays sciolto, #c. ..."