Definition of Sciolto

1. Adjective. (music) light, free and easy; without strictness or legato ¹



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

scintillometers
scintillous
scintiphotograph
scintiphotography
scintiscan
scintiscanner
scintiscans
scintography
sciography
sciolism
sciolisms
sciolist
sciolistic
sciolists
sciolous
sciolto (current term)
sciomachies
sciomachy
sciomancy
scion
scions
sciophyte
sciophytes
scioptic
sciopticon
sciopticons
scioptics
scioptric
sciosophy
sciotheric

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. ..."

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