Definitions for allegrettoˌæl ɪˈgrɛt oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•le•gret•to*ˌæl ɪˈgrɛt oʊ(adj.; adv.; n.)(pl.)-tos.

  1. (adv.)light, graceful, and moderately fast in tempo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (n.)an allegretto movement.

    Category: Music and Dance

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Origin of allegretto:

1730–40; < It, =allegr(o)allegro+-etto -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. allegretto(noun)

    a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

  2. allegretto(adj)

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

  3. allegretto(adverb)

    (of tempo) faster than allegro

  4. allegretto(adverb)

    in a moderately quick tempo

    "play this more allegretto"


  1. allegretto(Adverb)

    A direction in musical notation indicating that the musical piece should be played rather fast and lively.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from allegretto, diminutive form of allegro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allegretto(adj)

    quicker than andante, but not so quick as allegro

  2. Allegretto(noun)

    a movement in this time


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