What does andante mean?

Definitions for andanteɑnˈdɑn teɪ, ænˈdæn ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. andante(noun)

    a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)

  2. andante(adj)

    a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow

  3. andante(adverb)

    (of tempo) moderately slow

  4. andante(adverb)

    at a moderately slow tempo

    "this passage must be played andante"


  1. andante(Noun)

    A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played in a moderately slow tempo; faster than adagio but slower than allegretto.

  2. andante(Noun)

    A passage having this mark.

  3. andante(Adverb)

    Played at a moderately slow tempo.

  4. andante(Adjective)

    Describing a passage having this mark.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Andante(adj)

    moving moderately slow, but distinct and flowing; quicker than larghetto, and slower than allegretto

  2. Andante(noun)

    a movement or piece in andante time

  3. Origin: [It. andante, p. pr. of andare to go.]


  1. Andante

    Andante is an romance-based shōjo manga by manga artist Miho Obana that was serialized in Ribon magazine from May 2001 through July 2002. A compilation version was published by Shūeisha. The story centers around the main character, Mei Takahara, who lives with her older stepbrother named Natsu whom she has fallen in love with. The plot thickens when a friend of the family whose parents have died comes to live with the siblings. Mei struggles with the complications of her feelings with Natsu and the newcomer to her home who also develops feelings for him.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Andante

    an-dan′te, adj. and n. (mus.) moving with moderate and even expression: a movement or piece composed in andante time.—adj. Andanti′no, of a movement somewhat slower than andante, but sometimes meaning 'with less of andante' = somewhat quicker.—Andante affettuoso, slow but pathetically; Andante cantabile, slow, but in a singing style; Andante con moto, slow, but with emotion; Andante grazioso, slow, but gracefully; Andante maestoso, slow, with majesty; Andante non troppo, slow, but not too much so. [It.—pr.p. of andare, to go.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of andante in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of andante in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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