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an·dan·te

 (än-dän′tā, ăn-dăn′tē) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. and.
In a moderately slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than allegretto but faster than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
n.
An andante passage or movement.

[Italian, from present participle of andare, to walk, ultimately perhaps from Latin ambulāre; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

andante

(ænˈdænteɪ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
n
(Classical Music) a passage or piece to be performed in this manner
[C18: Italian: going, from andare to go, from Latin ambulāre to walk]

an•dan•te

(ɑnˈdɑn teɪ, ænˈdæn ti)

adj., adv., n., pl. -tes. Music. adj., adv.
1. moderately slow and even.
n.
2. an andante movement or piece.
[1735–45; < Italian: literally, walking, present participle of andare to walk]

andante

gently, flowing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
pacing, tempo - (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
2.andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
Adj.1.andante - (of tempo) moderately slowandante - (of tempo) moderately slow    
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
Adv.1.andante - at a moderately slow tempo; "this passage must be played andante"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations

andante

[ænˈdænti]
adv (musical indication)andante
n (= piece of music) → andante m

andante

(Mus)
adj advandante
nAndante nt
References in classic literature ?
For the Andante had begun--very beautiful, but bearing a family likeness to all the other beautiful Andantes that Beethoven had written, and, to Helen's mind, rather disconnecting the heroes and shipwrecks of the first movement from the heroes and goblins of the third.
The quartet brilliantly interpreted the first movement - passionate and suffused with melancholy - which is followed by the sweetness and radiance of the poco andante.
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This quicksilver approach worked best in the andante, with some excellent woodwind playing, which revealed an often overlooked elegant aspect of this dramatic work.
She also compares the relentless succession of duos in the ballet's Andante to different people's dreams intruding on one another.
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The introductory Andante did not quite settle (woodwind a little compromised, perhaps because of its location well behind the proscenium) but CBSO strings were on top form, sunny and rhythmically tight in the first Allegro, exuberantly light-hearted in the finale.
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