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al·le·gret·to(ăl′ĭ-grĕt′ō, ä′lĭ-) Music
adv. & adj.
In a moderately quick tempo, usually considered to be slightly slower than allegro but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. al·le·gret·tos
An allegretto passage or movement.
[Italian, diminutive of allegro, allegro; see allegro.]
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(Classical Music) (to be performed) fairly quickly or briskly
n, pl -tos
(Classical Music) a piece or passage to be performed in this manner
[C19: diminutive of allegro]
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al•le•gret•to(ˌæl ɪˈgrɛt oʊ)
adj., adv., n., pl. -tos. Music. adj., adv.
1. light, graceful, and moderately fast in tempo.n.
2. an allegretto movement.
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|Noun||1.||allegretto - a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro|
|2.||allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro|
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
|Adj.||1.||allegretto - (of tempo) faster than allegro |
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
|Adv.||1.||allegretto - in a moderately quick tempo; "play this more allegretto"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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